Schools reap benefits of hiring Coach Prime, Eddie George
Deion And Eddie Impact Football FILE - Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders points during an NCAA football game against Louisiana Monroe on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Monroe, La. Hiring Eddie George has had a similar effect at Tennessee State. Hiring Eddie George has had a similar effect at Tennessee State. Tennessee State has had corporate interest from companies including The General, Best Buy and bottling sponsor Coca-Cola. With Sanders, Jackson State averaged 41,633 at home games this season.wftv.com
Fans celebrate revived Classic with big-name pro coaches
Jackson State fan Ezra Baker of Columbus, Mississippi, believes it is a renaissance for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. But we have two competing ... Hall of Famers that's coming from Tennessee (State) and Jackson State University, and they come to put on a show. Kellie Grizzell, 30, and Andrea Jossell of Memphis, graduated from Jackson State in 2012, both saw more people tailgating before kickoff than in years past. Someone who’s attended this game for years, Jones noticed many more Jackson State fans. He like Jones, he said the increased number of Jackson State fans is indicative of what is happening at HBCUs.wftv.com
STAT WATCH: Numbers reflect dominance of Alabama, Clemson
Both teams flexed their muscles in winning their respective conference championship games. The last time Alabama was held below 35 points came in a 44-16 loss to Clemson in a CFP championship game to cap the 2018 season. Clemson’s 34-10 Atlantic Coast Conference championship game rout of Notre Dame improved Trevor Lawrence's record as a starting quarterback to 34-1. San Jose State and Ball State will face off in the Arizona Bowl on Dec. 31. San Jose State is seeking to complete its first unbeaten season since a 13-0 finish in 1939.