Alabama State Football hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the Turkey Day Classic

Alabama State Football will host Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Thanksgiving at the annual Turkey Day Classic for a win to cap off a strong first season under coach Eddie Robinson Jr.

The game takes place Thursday at 2 p.m. at ASU Stadium in Montgomery and will be streamed on ESPN+.

One of the country’s longest-running HBCU football “classics,” the Turkey Day Classic has been played every year since 1924, with the exception of 2020 due to COVID-19. The state of Alabama has hosted the game in Montgomery since its inception, with only two games played elsewhere (in Tuskegee in 1948 and 1982).

Traditionally, the game was played between the state of Alabama and Tuskegee. Prior to 2012, all but five Turkey Day Classics featured the Golden Tigers, but they withdrew from matchup after the season to enter the NCAA Division II playoffs.