Alabama State's Eddie Robinson Jr. gets his first Magic City Classic win as a head coach.
Alabama A&M and Alabama State will meet in Magic City Classic on Saturday at Legion Field.
Alabama State cornerback Keenan Isaac grew up as an Alabama A&M fan because both of his parents graduated from the university.
Alabama State head coach Eddie Robinson Jr. and Alabama A&M head coach Connell Maynor played against each other in college.
The game - originally called the St. Louis HBCU River City Classic - was moved to the Arkansas-Pine Bluff campus.
He will have tougher assignments during his first season as UAB football’s head coach. But it had to be hard for Bryant Vincent to stop smiling after his team opened the season with a 59-0 victory over Alabama A&M with a Protective Stadium crowd of 32,542 looking on.
Facing the unknown is often a tricky part of season opening college football games. Potentially facing 11 new starters on the opposing defense, which UAB could do on Thursday night against Alabama A&M takes unknown to a new level.