TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida A&M Rattler Football team staged a rousing 21-point second quarter surge Saturday evening to power their way to their first victory of 2014, a 24-14 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference win over visiting Savannah (Ga.) State at Bragg Memorial Stadium.

FAMU (1-5, 1-1 in MEAC) spotted the visiting Tigers (0-6, 0-3 in MEAC) a 7-0 first quarter lead on Richard Williams’ nine-yard run with 3:21 left in the opening quarter.

But the Rattlers, which worked all week on bringing life to their offense, tied the score with a double reverse which resulted in senior quarterback Damien Fleming snaring a 30-yard touchdown pass from Boston College transfer receiver Spiffy Evans with 5:47 left in the first half.

Just three minutes later, Fleming was back behind center, throwing a 19-yard scoring strike to tight end Zachary Webster for a 14-7 lead with 2:09 in the half, then going into air raid mode with just six seconds helf before the break, lofting a beautiful throw to a wide open Casey Glines, who raced 56 yasrds to paydirt for a 21-7 halftime lead.