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Stan Becton | NCAA.com | November 3, 2022

Everything to know about DII football's Fountain City Classic: Albany State vs. Fort Valley State

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Since 1989, the Fountain City Classic has been one of the premier Division II HBCU rivalries. The game features the Albany State (GA) Golden Rams and the Fort Valley State Wildcats in an intense SIAC battle.

Before the latest edition of the rivalry kicks off on Nov. 5, here's what you need to know.

When is the 2022 Fountain City Classic?

This year's Fountain City Classic is at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 5, at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Georgia.

How to watch the 2022 Fountain City Classic

Here's how to watch the 2022 Fountain City Classic:

  • Time:  2 p.m. ET
  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 5
  • Streaming: ESPN+ (subscription required)
  • Location:  A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Georgia

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What are some other events surrounding the game?

The 2022 Fountain City Classic will also feature events including a church service, coaches luncheon, golf outing, sneaker ball, a parade and more. Click or tap here for the complete list of events surrounding the game.

Who are some players to watch?

Albany State

  • RB Marcuis Fulks
  • WR Rashad Jordan
  • LB Stephan Pierre
  • LB Malik Barnes
  • DB Jaree Turner

Fort Valley State

  • QB Kelvin Durham
  • RB Emanuel Wilson
  • DE Tim Alderman
  • LB Kentrell Lawson
  • DB Tyler Moore

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Albany State vs. Fort Valley State: By the numbers

Albany State is ranked eighth in Super Region Two entering this year's classic. Fort Valley State is unranked.

Here's how the two programs stack up:

Albany State 2022 STATS Fort Valley State
7-2 (5-1) Record (Conf) 7-2 (4-2)
30.67 Points per game 29.89
13.11 Points allowed 22.89
376.0 Yards per game 391.6
284.0 Yards allowed per game 330.4
190.3 Rush yards per game 186.4
119.3 Rush yards allowed per game 118.8
185.67 Pass yards per game 205.11
164.67 Pass yards allowed per game 211.67

Albany State vs. Fort Valley State: Series history

Albany State and Fort Valley State first met on the gridiron in 1945, but the Fountain City Classic didn’t begin until 1989. The Fountain City Classic enters its 31st year in 2022, with Fort Valley State winning the inaugural matchup 19-13. In 1990, the Fountain City Classic moved to Columbus, Georgia, a city where the Golden Rams have a 24-7 advantage in the series. Albany State has won four straight games in the rivalry, defeating Fort Valley State 57-0 in 2021.

Albany State holds a 39-30-3 all-time series lead. Here's a history of the series over the last decade:

DATE WINNER LOSER SCORE SITE
11/6/2021 Albany State Fort Valley State 57-0 Columbus, GA
11/9/2019 Albany State Fort Valley State 42-6 Columbus, GA
11/3/2018 Albany State Fort Valley State 40-6 Columbus, GA
11/4/2017 Albany State Fort Valley State 34-9 Columbus, GA
11/5/2016 Fort Valley State Albany State 21-17 Columbus, GA
11/7/2015 Albany State Fort Valley State 21-17 Columbus, GA
11/8/2014 Albany State Fort Valley State 32-21 Columbus, GA
11/9/2013 Albany State Fort Valley State 19-10 Columbus, GA
11/3/2012 Fort Valley State Albany State 38-20 Columbus, GA

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