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Post Game: Florida A&M Coach Wood on win against Savannah State, 19-14

“We got a victory here; we are very excited. It feels good. We haven’t felt this in a while,” said FAMU coach Alex Wood.

The game was Stanley’s first start of the season. He was very efficient in the first half, 15 of 22 pass attempts for 197 yards and a touchdown.  He also had six rushes for 36 yards.

“He (Stanley) did really good. He was productive. I’ll take it,” said Wood.

FAMU Gets First Win of the Season

Alec Chessari, Correspondent

The Florida A&M Rattlers got their first victory of the season, beating Savannah State 19-14. Quarterback Ryan Stanley and the FAMU defense led the way.

The game started off quickly.  FAMU’s defense forced five early punts and the offense scored early in the second quarter.  This was the type of play they needed after a devastating 0-4 start to the season.

“We got a victory here; we are very excited. It feels good. We haven’t felt this in a while,” said FAMU coach Alex Wood.

The game was Stanley’s first start of the season. He was very efficient in the first half, 15 of 22 pass attempts for 197 yards and a touchdown.  He also had six rushes for 36 yards.

“He (Stanley) did really good. He was productive. I’ll take it,” said Wood.

The Rattlers defense came out of the tunnel hungry, only giving up 17 total yards in the first quarter and 87 throughout the first half.

“Our preparation this week was outstanding, meetings were good everyone was paying attention to detail,” said Coach Wood.

The Rattlers offense amassed 106 yards in the first quarter alone. By they had 263 total yards.

FAMU kept the momentum they had going into the half and brought it back out to the field in the second half.  The offense had 450 total yards. Ryan Stanley went down in the 3rd quarter with an injury and Vincent Jefferies came in at back up and looked very good.  Jefferies lead the rattlers offense down the field for a touchdown, completing three of four passes for 40 yards.  Stanley later came back in and finished off the game.

“He (Jefferies) did a nice job. I was pleased to see that.  I kind of anticipated it but wasn’t sure now we can solidify that he can come in and do something for us,” said Wood.

Jacques Bryant came up huge for the rattlers defense tonight.  He broke up a few passes, had 7 tackles and got the game clinching interception with 1:32 left in the 4th quarter.

“Bryant’s interception was a great play and a great way to seal the win for us” said Wood.

Some notable stats:

Passing: Ryan Stanley 21/30 230 yards 1TD 45 rushing yards

Vincent Jefferies 3/4 40 yards

Rushing: Hans Supre 15 carries 93 yards 1 TD

Tevin Spells 12 carries 38 yards 1 TD

Receiving: Brandon Norwood 10 catches 58 yards

Chaviss Murphy 2 catches 48 yards

Rattlers crushed 48-14 in home opener

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By: Alec Chessari, Correspondent

The Florida A&M football team started their home schedule on Saturday night against South Carolina State University with a tough 48-14 loss. The stands were packed with 19,127 Rattler and Bulldog fans. The crowd was fired up for most of the game even through the Rattlers woes.

“Obviously we are not very good. That’s stating the obvious. If we were any good we wouldn’t be 0-4,” FAMU head coach Alex Wood said. Continue reading Rattlers crushed 48-14 in home opener

Video – FAMU Football 2016 Preview: ‘We want to have a winning season for our seniors’

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Wood’s goal for this season is clear. ” We want to have a winning season for our seniors. These young men have taken the lead in being the ones to turn around the program who hasn’t had a winning season in too long. Our first goal is to prepare for the Miami Hurricanes on Sept.3,” Coach Wood said.

FAMU Football Preseason Camp Update August 2016

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – FAMU head football coach Alex Wood began this year’s Fall football camp with the declaration that all positions were open for competition.  “Every position is open to whoever wants to step in as a starter.  I am pleased with the improvement I’ve seen, but we still have a long way to go until opening day,” he said.

FAMU Football Open Preseason Camp

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Florida A&M University Football coach Alex Wood goal for this season is clear.

“We want to have a winning season for our seniors.  These young men have taken the lead in being the ones to turn around the program who hasn’t had a winning season in too long.  Our first goal is to prepare for the Miami Hurricanes on Sept.3,” Wood said.

FAMU Rattlers Gear Up for Season Opener

Devin Simmons, Correspondent 

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TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchises portioning.net) – Coming off of a 23-23 regular season record last year, as well as a MEAC title, FAMU Rattlers are well-prepared for their season opening game, which is less than 20 days away. With Fall ball taking place in October, the Rattlers are ready and eager for opening day.

Head coach Jamey Shouppe explained, “We have to feel good coming from where the program started. We feel like everything is going in the right direction, and we plan on taking the program to the next level.”

With a phenomenal performance last year, the Rattlers look to carry that into this season.

“We are working on better pitching,” said Shouppe. “We don’t practice to lose; we practice to win. If we play well enough, we will have a chance to defeat anyone,” explained Shouppe.

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