Aggies third straight Celebration Bowl victory, beating 64-44 Alcorn State 64-44

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Kylil Carter passed for six touchdowns and North Carolina A&T racked up enormous offensive totals to beat Alcorn State 64-44 in the Celebration Bowl on Saturday for the Aggies’ third consecutive HBCU national championship title.

Carter completed 18 of 30 passes for 364 yards and six touchdowns, leading No. 22 A&T to a 64-44 victory over Alcorn State in the fifth annual Celebration Bowl at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

He ran the ball 13 times for 96 more yards, breaking down a stout defense and making SWAC champion Alcorn (9-4) look painfully average.

The six touchdown passes matched a school record for a single game set by Aggies legend Alan Hooker in 1985, and on this day those touchdowns led A&T (9-3) to its third consecutive Celebration Bowl victory, its fourth in five years.

Carter will now leave with black college national championship rings from all four of those bowl victories.

Martin scored two touchdowns after halftime. He opened the second-half with a 75-yard touchdown and sealed the victory with a four-yard run the fourth quarter.

Alcorn State didn’t go away easily. After surrendering 24 unanswered points, the Braves battled back in the third quarter. Felix Harper led the comeback with five total (two rushing) touchdowns.

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