Atlanta Football Classic

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Atlanta Football Classic
Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic
StadiumGeorgia Dome
LocationAtlanta
Previous stadiumsGrant Field
Operated1989–2014
Conference tie-insMEAC
Sponsors
2014 matchup
North Carolina A&T vs. South Carolina State (0-13)
2015 matchup
(Discontinued)

The Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic was an annual football classic game between two historically black colleges and universities. The game has since been replaced by the Celebration Bowl HBCU championship game.

History[edit]

The game has been played annually in Atlanta, for its first three years at Grant Field, and at the Georgia Dome since 1992.

Coverage[edit]

Versus/NBCSN broadcast the game from 2008 to 2012. Because the two participants in the 2013 and 2014 contests are both part of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, to which ESPN held broadcast rights, ESPN broadcast the game on its online outlet, ESPN3.

Game results[edit]

Winner Score Loser Date Location Attendance
Florida A&M 21–9 Tennessee State September 23, 1989 Grant Field
Tennessee State 16–10 Florida A&M September 22, 1990 Grant Field
South Carolina State 30–23 Southern September 28, 1991 Grant Field
Southern 19–18 South Carolina State September 19, 1992 Georgia Dome
Southern 14–10 South Carolina State September 25, 1993 Georgia Dome
Tennessee State 32–28 South Carolina State September 24, 1994 Georgia Dome
Tennessee State 15–14 South Carolina State September 30, 1995 Georgia Dome
Tennessee State 19–18 Southern September 28, 1996 Georgia Dome
South Carolina State 34–28 Tennessee State September 27, 1997 Georgia Dome
Florida A&M 31–23 Tennessee State September 26, 1998 Georgia Dome
Tennessee State 42–25 Florida A&M September 17–18, 1999 Georgia Dome 44,812
Florida A&M 31–6 Tennessee State September 23, 2000 Georgia Dome 62,455
Tennessee State 27–7 Florida A&M September 22, 2001 Georgia Dome 61,052
Florida A&M 37–24 Tennessee State September 28, 2002 Georgia Dome 67,167
Florida A&M 10–7 Tennessee State September 20, 2003 Georgia Dome 70,185
Florida A&M 21–15 Tennessee State September 25, 2004 Georgia Dome 67,712
Florida A&M 12–7 Tennessee State September 24, 2005 Georgia Dome 56,297
Florida A&M 25–22 Tennessee State September 30, 2006 Georgia Dome 57,885
Florida A&M 18–17 Tennessee State September 29, 2007 Georgia Dome 56,990
Florida A&M 28–14 Tennessee State September 27, 2008 Georgia Dome 50,428
Florida A&M 31–12 Tennessee State September 26, 2009 Georgia Dome 51,950
Tennessee State 29–18 Florida A&M September 25, 2010 Georgia Dome 54,202
Florida A&M 38–33 Southern September 24, 2011 Georgia Dome 59,373
Southern 21–14 Florida A&M September 29, 2012 Georgia Dome 41,042
South Carolina State 29–24 North Carolina A&T October 5, 2013 Georgia Dome 35,412
South Carolina State 13–0 North Carolina A&T October 4, 2014 Georgia Dome 24,441

Records[edit]

Team Wins Losses[1]
Florida A&M 11 6
Tennessee State 7 12
South Carolina State 4 4
Southern 3 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-06. Retrieved 2013-09-14.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°45′28.07″N 84°24′3.69″W / 33.7577972°N 84.4010250°W / 33.7577972; -84.4010250