College friends, families and fans came together for the 78th Florida Blue Florida Classic held at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. The Florida A&M Rattlers defeated the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 24-7. The weekends attendance was 56,227,the highest since 2011. In addition to the much awaited half-time show, FanFest outside the stadium offered a tailgate experience dubbed as legendary. The annual college football rivalry game is now the largest football game between two Historically Black College/University (HBCU) schools., surpassing the Bayou Classic between Grambling and Southern in New Orleans as the top attended game in NCAA Division I-AA. Since its inception in 1978, the game has now seen over 2 million spectators attend.
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