When the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl between Alcorn State and North Carolina A&T was first announced, the December 19th contest was one of the few of the 40 national bowl games scheduled that didn’t immediately post a gambling spread. Now it looks like the North Carolina A&T Aggies will be a 1.5 point favorite over the Alcorn State Braves. The Over/Under is 51.5.
The SWAC champions Alcorn State know how to put points on the board, notching their bowl bid with a 49-21 win over Grambling State. That win avenged another high-scoring mid-season loss to the same Grambling State team, 35-34. North Carolina A&T surrendered 53 points in a regular season matchup with UNC, but the Aggies held conference foes to an average of 15.6 points per game.