Howard vs. Morehouse: A Slide Show

From the tailgate to the halftime show, the AT&T Nation's Football Classic was an event to remember.

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    Battle for Rap (and School) Supremacy

    Flanked by fellow H.U. contestants Theo Hollingsworth and OC, rapper Trigga Tay reps for H.U. on the mic at The Root‘s Rap Battle, which went down Saturday at D.C.’s RFK Stadium, at the official tailgating party for the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic — a gridiron showdown between Howard University and Morehouse College.

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    Final Battle

    The finalists, Howard’s OC and Morehouse’s Bship Grady, duke it out as Fonzworth Bentley, who hosted the battle along with DJ Angie Ange, looks on.

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    And the Winner Is …

    OC beat out Bship Grady for the win.

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    Celebrity Performances

    After the amateur rappers left, Da Brat — accompanied by Jermaine Dupri — took over the AT&T Soundstage.

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    Fan Favorite

    Revelers cool off at the hot tailgating party.

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    An Official Opening

    Washington Mayor Vincent Gray and Events DC’s Greg O’Dell and Erik Moses take to the field to start the game.

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    Game Time

    Let the games begin! After a hard-fought battle, Howard beat Morehouse 30-27.

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    Bison Pride

    H.U. fans were out in full force.

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    Team Spirit

    Two Morehouse players celebrate after a play.

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    Getting Ready

    H.U. dancers get ready for their halftime performance.

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    Famous Alumni

    Spelman grad Keisha Knight Pulliam, representing Morehouse, and Howard grad AJ Calloway open the halftime show.

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    Game Face

    The H.U. band “mean mugs” during their show.

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    Drumroll, Please

    The Morehouse drum line awaits their queue.

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