Alabama State football hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff in Turkey Day Classic

Alabama State football will host Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Thanksgiving in the annual Turkey Day Classic, looking for a win to close out what has been a strong first season under coach Eddie Robinson Jr.

The game will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday at ASU Stadium in Montgomery and will be streamed on ESPN+.

One of the nation’s longest-running HBCU football “classics,” the Turkey Day Classic has been played every year since 1924, with the exception of 2020 due to COVID-19. Alabama State has hosted the game in Montgomery since its inception, with only two games taking place elsewhere (1948 and 1982 in Tuskegee).

Traditionally, the game was contested between Alabama State and Tuskegee. Prior to 2012, all but five Turkey Day Classics featured the Golden Tigers, but they withdrew from the matchup after the season in favor of competing in the NCAA Division II playoffs.

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