CELEBRATION BOWL: Underdog Alcorn focused on North Carolina A&T

ATLANTA – Entering the 2018 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, Alcorn State is the underdog but that’s nothing new to the players and coaches.

According to players, they’ve been counted out in many situations throughout the year. When Alcorn faced Georgia Tech at the start of the year, the goal was set to return to Atlanta and play in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

After a five-overtime loss to Alabama State, the road looked bleak but through it all, the Braves persevered reached the Celebration Bowl for their second time in school history.

Southwestern Athletic Conference head coach of the Year Fred McNair says that it’s been a great season for his program.

Coming into this game, the Braves are entering with De’Shawn Waller, the 1,076-yard rusher who’s accounted for 12 touchdowns on the season. Noah Johnson at quarterback is also looking good with 186 completed passes and 2,079 yards to go along with 15 passing touchdowns.

The Braves face North Carolina A&T noon Saturday.

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