The FAMU Rattlers, 0-4, couldn’t stop the hot offensive play in the second half by the TSU Tigers on Saturday.
The Rattlers let a 14-7 lead going into the 3rd quarter at Bragg Memorial stadium—their home opener game against a rival school—slip away against the Tigers, who improves to 3-1 this season.
The Rattlers lost a tough game. But their defense played pretty well, and, perhaps, may be a sign of better things to come during the rest of the season. From FAMU Athletics:
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: The Rattler Defense stood up strong for the most part Saturday, holding TSU to 370 yards, well under their pre-game average…. FAMU rushed for 40 yards on 27 carries, led by Nealy’s 20-yards on five carries…. QB Carson Royal passed for 161 yards and a score, on 10 of 21 passing, while Brandon Norwood led with four receptions for 47 yards…. Ronald Butler of TSU went 16-for-34, for 194 yards and three TDs through the air, while Tevin Hooks led the Tigers’ ground game with 117 yards on 13 carries, and Patrick Smith topped the TSU receiving charts with seven grabs for 109 yards and two scores…. LB Akil Blount had 11 tackles to lead the FAMU defense, with DT Michael Lovejoy and LB Kashawn Butler each getting five solo stops.
Here’s what’s next for the Rattlers:
The Rattlers head to Savannah, Georgia to face winless Savannah State next Saturday, October 3 at 7 p.m. in T.A. Wright Stadium.