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Wilson's return pushes NCA&T past Alcorn in Celebration Bowl

ATLANTA (AP) Lamar Raynard passed for 292 yards and two touchdowns and Malik Wilson returned a kickoff for the game-sealing touchdown Saturday as North Carolina A&T held off Alcorn State to win the Celebration Bowl 24-22, and the Aggies captured their second straight HBCU national championship and third in four years.

The Celebration Bowl kicks off the bowl season by matching up the champions of two historically black leagues, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and the Southwestern Athletic Conference, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Raynard, a senior who finished his career with a 35-2 record as a starter, did most of his damage in the first half with touchdown passes of 17 yards to Zachary Leslie and 27 yards to Elijah Bell as North Carolina A&T (10-2) built a 17-3 lead in the second quarter.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: L. Raynard1922
Passing TDs: L. Raynard20
Rushing Yards: M. Cartwright1048
Rushing TDs: M. Cartwright7
Receiving Yards: Z. Leslie663
Receiving TDs: Z. Leslie9
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2018
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/25 at Jacksonville State W 20 - 17
9/1 at East Carolina Postponed
9/2 at East Carolina W 28 - 23
9/8 vs. Gardner-Webb W 45 - 6
9/22 vs. Morgan State L 13 - 16
9/27 vs. South Carolina State W 31 - 16
10/6 at Delaware State W 34 - 6
10/13 vs. Florida A&M L 21 - 22
10/20 at Bethune-Cookman W 35 - 10
11/3 vs. Norfolk State W 37 - 20
11/10 at Savannah State W 28 - 12
11/17 at North Carolina Central W 45 - 0
12/15 at Alcorn State W 24 - 22
Mid-Eastern Athletic
  Conference Overall
11 North Carolina A&T 6-1 10-2
Bethune-Cookman 5-2 7-5
Florida A&M 5-2 6-5
South Carolina State 4-3 5-6
Howard 4-3 4-6
North Carolina Central 3-4 5-6
Morgan State 3-4 4-7
Norfolk State 2-5 4-7
Delaware State 2-5 3-8
Savannah State 1-6 2-8
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4430 (52)
Passing Yards: 2290 (70)
Rushing Yards: 2140 (39)
Points per game: 30.1 (39)
Yards per game: 369.2 (74)
Touchdowns: 44 (31)
Field Goals: 5 (104)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3248 (7)
Passing Yards: 2121 (31)
Rushing Yards: 1127 (5)
Points per game: 14.2 (5)
Yards per game: 270.7 (3)
Touchdowns: 14 (2)
Field Goals: 19 (125)
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