2022 HBCU Legacy Bowl

The 2022 HBCU Legacy Bowl was a post-season college football all-star game that was played on February 19, 2022, at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was the inaugural edition of the HBCU Legacy Bowl, whose founding was announced by the Black College Football Hall of Fame on March 18, 2021. The game was the last of the all-star games that concluded the 2021–22 bowl games. Television coverage was provided by NFL Network.

2022 HBCU Legacy Bowl
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1234 Total
Team Robinson 0060 6
Team Gaither 0697 22
DateFebruary 19, 2022
Season2021
StadiumYulman Stadium
LocationNew Orleans, Louisiana
United States TV coverage
NetworkNFL Network
HBCU Legacy Bowl
  2023

The bowl's teams are named after Jake Gaither, coach of the Florida A&M Rattlers from 1945 to 1973, and Eddie Robinson, coach of the Grambling State Tigers from 1941 to 1997.

PlayersEdit

Football programs representing historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) primarily compete in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) in NCAA Division II, and the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

On September 1, 2021, Aqeel Glass, quarterback for the Alabama A&M Bulldogs, became the first player to be selected for the HBCU Legacy Bowl.[1][2] As the 2021 season progressed, the game's website was updated with players who confirmed plans to participate in the game. Those players are listed below.[3]

Box scoreEdit

2022 HBCU Legacy Bowl
1 2 34Total
Team Robinson 0 0 606
Team Gaither 0 6 9722

at Yulman StadiumNew Orleans

Game information
First quarter
  • GAIT – Calil Wilkins 12 Yd pass from Bryce Witt (Jefferson Souza PAT failed), 4:05. Gaither 6–0.
Second quarter
  • No scoring
Third quarter
  • GAIT – Jefferson Souza 21 Yd Field Goal, 12:16. Gaither 9–0.
  • GAIT – Juwan Carter 7 Yd Run (Jefferson Souza PAT failed), 7:31. Gaither 15–0.
  • ROB – Jawon Pass 1 Yd Run (Rigoberto Tinoco PAT failed), 0:30. Gaither 15–6.
Fourth quarter
  • GAIT – Geremy Hickbottom 3 Yd Run (Jefferson Souza Kick), 9:18. Gaither 22–6.
Statistics ROB GAIT
First downs 10 22
Plays–yards 49–136 71–344
Rushes–yards 21–31 29–91
Passing yards 105 253
Passing: comp–att–int 11–28–0 27–42–0
Time of possession 18:27 41:33
Team Category Player Statistics
ROB Passing Aqeel Glass 4–15, 51 YDS
Rushing Ezra Gray 4 CAR, 33 YDS
Receiving Dee Anderson 3 REC, 33 YDS
GAIT Passing Bryce Witt 15–21, 131 YDS, 1 TD
Rushing Bryce Witt 3 CAR, 32 YDS
Receiving Marquis McClain 7 REC, 84 YDS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First HBCU Legacy Bowl Selection Announced!". hbculegacybowl.com. September 1, 2021. Retrieved November 19, 2021.
  2. ^ Hoffman, Jarrett (September 1, 2021). "Alabama A&M QB Aqeel Glass named first selection to HBCU Legacy Bowl". hbcusports.com. Retrieved November 19, 2021.
  3. ^ "2022 Players". HBCU Legacy Bowl. Retrieved December 20, 2021.
  4. ^ "Team Robinson vs. Team Gaither Box Score". ESPN. Retrieved 20 February 2022.

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