GREENSBORO, NC - One of the fiercest rivalries in college football will make its return as the Winston-Salem State University Rams and the North Carolina A&T State University Aggies have agreed to face off on the gridiron once again. The two teams will meet at Truist Stadium in Greensboro, N.C. on September 7, 2024 for the first time in over a decade as a part of the 100-year celebration of North Carolina A&T Football.
The Aggies lead the all-time series 36-12.
"I know our fan base has been excited about the prospect of playing this game since WSSU withdrew their petition to join the MEAC," said N.C. A&T Director of Athletics, Earl M. Hilton III. "I am glad we were able to put this together for our fans."
"This is a tremendous opportunity to renew a historic rivalry, the Battle of I-40, during this anniversary year at NCAT's Truist Stadium," said WSSU Director Athletics Etienne Thomas. "Thanks to the vision and leadership at both schools we will be able to provide our fans with a phenomenal event. Fans of both institutions will get a chance to renew one of the great rivalries in college football. We are excited that Chancellor Harold Martin, Athletics Director Earl Hinton and Coach Sam Washington thought of WSSU for inclusion in this celebration."
The game is something that fans, supporters and alumni from both schools have been craving since their last meeting when the Rams took a 21-14 win over the Aggies in Greensboro during the 2010 season. Former Rams quarterback coach Kameron Smith put on a show in that game with a 20-yard touchdown pass and a seven-yard game winning touchdown run in the final minute of the game. He came off the bench to finish the game with 85 rushing yards and 62 passing yards.