Late drive pushes FAMU past Southern 27-21

From FAMU Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University football team trailed early in the fourth quarter, but a Ryan Stanley 17-yard touchdown pass to Xavier Smith capped the rally as the Rattlers defeated Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) foe Southern, 27-21, in front of a packed house at Bragg Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The Rattlers (2-1) led 19-7 at the half, but watched Southern (1-3) score two second-half touchdowns to pull ahead, 21-19, with 14:53 remaining. After both teams traded punts, Florida A&M took over at their own 19-yard line with 8:03 remaining.…

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FAMU and Southern to renew hostilities this Saturday

From FAMU sports information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University football team will look to make it two straight as the Rattlers play host to rival Southern on Saturday night. Kickoff against the Jaguars is set for 6 p.m.at Bragg Memorial Stadium. The game will be broadcasted and streamed live on ESPN3. The broadcast crew of Keith Miles (play-by-play), Albert Chester (color analyst) and Corey Staples (sideline) will call all of the action. In addition, the same broadcast crew will call the game live on WHBX – 96.1 FM (JAMZ). Florida A&M…

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September 14 MEAC Football Recap

From meacsports.com : Visit the MEAC Scoreboard HEREHampton 41, Howard 20 Coastal Carolina 46, Norfolk State 7Miami (FL) 63, Bethune-Cookman 0James Madison 63, Morgan State 12Delaware State 58, Lincoln (PA) 12Florida A&M 57, Fort Valley State 20USF 55, South Carolina State 16North Carolina A&T State 27, Charleston Southern 21Gardner-Webb 21, North Carolina Central 12 Hampton 41, Howard 20  CHICAGO, Ill. — After a slow start, the Hampton Pirates found their offensive mojo on Saturday and took a 41-20 win over Howard in the 22nd annual Chicago Football Classic at Soldier Field. Earning MVP…

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FAMU kicks off home season in Jake Gaither Classic

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University football team will look to get into the win column on Saturday night as the Rattlers will have its 2019 home opener against Fort Valley State. Kickoff for the Third Annual Jake Gaither Classic is set for 6 p.m. at Bragg Memorial Stadium.  Florida A&M (0-1) had an extra week to prepare for Fort Valley State with a bye last week. The Rattlers enter Saturday’s game off a 62-0 loss on Aug. 29 to 17th-ranked Central Florida. FAMU held the Knights to just…

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FAMU coach Willie Simmons Tuesday press conference

In this press conference Florida A&M University discusses the upcoming Jake Gaithersburg Classic and what the name sake of the game meant to the university, and what he wants to see from his players. The Rattlers are coming off a 62-0 decimation at the hands of Central Florida and will look to get into the win column this Saturday against Fort Valley State University in the Jake Gaithersburg Classic. Kickoff time for the game is 6:00 p.m. EST. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fxj0GsPZaJYEGhDPewHvZeAtRVuMkXjK/view?usp=drivesdk

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MEAC Weekly Football Honorees

From meacsports.com: NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 9, 2019 – Norfolk State quarterback Juwan Carter was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Football Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced today. South Carolina State’s Roderick Perry was named Defensive of the Week and Norfolk State freshman Kevin Johnson was selected as Rookie of the Week. Earning Offensive Linemen of the Week honors for the second week in a row was South Carolina State’s Alex Taylorand picking up Specialist of the Week honors was South Carolina State’s Dillon Bredesen.  Carter (QB, 6-0, 175, Jr., Richmond, Va.) matched his career high with four…

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September 7 MEAC Football

Visit the MEAC Scoreboard HEREYoungstown State 54, Howard 28South Carolina State 34, Lane 0Norfolk State 44, Virginia State 21Duke 45, North Carolina A&T State 13Towson 42, NC Central 3 Youngstown State 54, Howard 28 YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — It was a tale of big plays in the second half as the Howard University Bison fall to Youngstown State University Penguins 54-28, Saturday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium.   The Bison falls to (0-2), Youngstown improves to (2-0).  Howard took the opening drive 42 yards in nine plays when a sack and an ensuing holding…

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North Carolina A&T faces big test against Duke

From ncataggies.com : No. 14/15 North Carolina A&T (1-0, 0-0 MEAC) vs. Duke (1-0, 0-0)       Date: September 7, 2019Time: 6 p.m.  City/Venue:  Durham, N.C./Wallace Wade Stadium (40,000)Series: First Meeting TV/Stream: ACC Network ESPN Triad Radio: Donal Ware (play-by-play); Al Swann (analyst) Radio Stations: 600 AM/101.5 FM Winston-Salem 1320 AM/93.7 FM Greensboro1230 AM/104.9 FM High Point 920 AM/104.5 FM Burlington1200 AM/95.1 FM Burlington The Matchup: North Carolina A&T will try to do the unheard of on Saturday when it faces Power Five Duke out of the ACC. The Aggies will try to defeat a school from the Division I-FBS ranks for the fourth time…

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Bethune-Cookman defeats Jackson State 36-15 in MEAC/SWAC Challenge

In a game that featured a penalty-drawing mascot, Bethune-Cookman used an opportunistic second half to pull away from Jackson State 36-15 in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge Sunday from “s—k on that UT” , aka Georgia State Stadium. The first half was offensively quiet, with the only changing of the scoreboard was a 25 yard field goal from JSU’s Adrian Salazar at the 12:35 mark of the first quarter. The Jackson State defense stood tough throughout the first half, limiting Bethune-Cookman to a mere 105 yards of total offense. The offense picked…

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FAMU kicked around by UCF in season opener

From famuathletics : ORLANDO, Fla. | The Florida A&M University football team could not slow down the high-powered offense of 17th-ranked Central Florida as the Knights cruised to a 62-0 victory in the 2019 season opener on Thursday night at Spectrum Stadium. The Rattlers (0-1) elected to receive off the opening kickoff, but Florida A&M went three-and-out and were forced to punt the football. Central Florida (1-0) immediately went to work on its opening drive. The Knights went 80 yards, in just five plays, and used 1:04 off the clock as Brandon Wimbush…

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