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Media Day for 78th Tuskegee/Morehouse Classic

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Media day for the 78th annual Tuskegee/Morehouse Classic was held Wednesday afternoon at the Columbus Civic Center.

Tuskegee comes in 4-1 on the season and having won two straight. They won last year year's Classic, 21-14.

"I don't see us coming in as the favorite," said Tuskegee head coach Willie Slater. "They're a good football team. I guess you guys (the media) see us as coming in as the favorite. We don't see it that way. We sit there and look at film. We know what they got."

Morehouse has struggled this season, 2-3 overall, including what head coach Rich Freeman called a "program challenging" loss last week to Clark-Atlanta. However, he said a win over Tuskegee would be equally as important on the positive side.

"I really think that we have the kids, the coaches the health," Freeman said. "I think we have all those things that we need to win this football game, so it's not far-fetched for us to win it."

The Golden Tigers of Tuskegee hold the all-time advantage in the series, 66-28-7, and in the Classic, 51-20-5. The game has been played in Columbus since 1936.

"The fans down here, we get very good support when we come down here," Slater said. "We're excited about coming. It will be like a home game for us."

The Fountain City is nearly equi-distant between the two schools.

"I'm just happy that it's a beautiful part of the country," Freeman said. "Columbus is a great area and it just gives us a lot of pleasure to come down 100 miles away from Atlanta and play."

The game is scheduled to kickoff at 2:00 p.m. ET Saturday at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium.

Jonathan Huskey

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