Team Loses Celebration Bowl Due to Excessive Celebration

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By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 17, 2016 3:59 PM CST

(Newser) – Grambling State won the Celebration Bowl when it blocked an extra point set back 15 yards by an excessive celebration with just over two minutes left, holding off North Carolina Central 10-9 Saturday, the AP reports. Down 10-3, North Carolina Central had a chance to pull even after Quentin Atkinson shook loose and caught a 39-yard touchdown pass from a scrambling Malcolm Bell late in the 4th quarter. But Atkinson took off his helmet while reveling with the crowd, drawing a personal foul penalty and moving the extra point back. Grambling State's Joseph McWilliams surged in and swatted kicker Brandon McLaren's 35-yard extra-point try to preserve the Tigers' edge. Deadspin has the video. (Read more NCAA football stories.)

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