While one half of the Celebration Bowl picture is final, we still need to wait a couple of weeks to find out who will face MEAC champions North Carolina A&T. The picture is looking clearer and clearer, but there's still a chance for a surprise or two down the line.
North Carolina A&T Finishes Perfect
NC A&T had already clinched a spot in the Celebration Bowl heading into Saturday's contest against North Carolina Central, but the 24-10 win finished the Aggies' campaign for a perfect, 11-0 finish. NC A&T is one of just two FCS teams to go unbeaten this year, joining reigning FCS National Champions James Madison in the feat.
The Aggies have a couple more weeks to wait to find out who they will play in the Celebration Bowl as the SWAC will determine their participant in early December.
SWAC Still Unsolved
We still have another week to wait for the Bayou Classic to determine the SWAC West champion. Grambling will head into the game with a 6-0 conference record, while Southern takes a 5-1 conference record (loss at Alcorn) into the matchup.
The winner will take home the SWAC West title and earn a date with Alcorn State in the SWAC Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 2. The winner of that game will move on to the Celebration Bowl against North Carolina A&T.
Celebration Bowl Prediction
NC A&T is in and we'd expect Grambling to pull off a SWAC championship to pit the two teams against each other at the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta.