Celebration Bowl 2021

Celebration Bowl: South Carolina State vs. Jackson State

Over/under of them playing Kool and the Gang at halftime? We'll take the over.

Nicky G
Nicky G

Location: Mercedes Benz Stadium (Atlanta)

Time: Dec. 18, Noon EST on ABC

Teams: South Carolina State (6–5) versus Jackson State (11–1)

Line: Jackson State -11.5

Summary

After a 2-1 start, Jackson State has won its final 9 games in hot fashion. Most of those W's were in double-digits, allowing Deion Sanders and his crew to arrive at a bowl game for the first time since 1971.

The Tigers face a South Carolina State Bulldogs team that's had its fair share of ups and downs this year, eking out just enough victories to get a bowl invite. They'll be trying to see if they can break .500 on their all-time bowls list, as SCST is an even 7-7 all-time. We're putting the odds that somebody will high-step into the end zone at least once at 100% chance.

Our Pick

A game being led by Coach Prime in Atlanta? No way this one gets away from Jackson State. They've got linebacker James Houston IV out there causing pure havoc and South Carolina State really isn't what you'd call an offensive juggernaut. We like Jackson State big here. Hell, they might not let them score.

The Score: Jackson State wins and covers, 34-14

Bowls

Nicky G

Dad of 3. WVian by birth. ATX for now.