By Staff, Franchise Sports
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (www.franchisesportsonline.net) – The Florida A&M University Rattlers will travel to the Nation Capital., to take on Howard University in a Mid-Eastern Conference battle.
The Rattlers were able to get their first ever win against the Bison back in 1933 when the two teams first met in the Orange Blossom Classic, 9-6.
FAMU recently dropped a 21-14 decision to Southern University in the Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga.
Howard picked up their third win of the season last weekend, as they defeated Savannah State at Home.
Coach Joe Taylor, who served as defensive coordinator at Howard in 1982 and was named the head coach in 1983, is heading back to his old stomping ground to not only get revenge on the Bison, who defeated the Rattlers 29-28 and spoiled last years homecoming. But, to gain another win to put him at 233 total wins in his career, which would put him tied with Arnett “Ace” Mumford.
Coach Taylor is 14-3 lifetime against Howard University. The Rattlers have won the last three meetings at Greene Stadium against Howard University.
Howard is currently 3-1 overall and 2-0 in conference play for the month of September. The last time the Bison has a winning record was during the 1993 season, when Howard was a perfect 4-0 and 2-0 in conference play.
A win for Howard would give the Bison a second straight win against Florida A&M and their eighth win in the series.
A win for FAMU would give the Rattlers, their 28th win against Howard University. It also avenge the 29-28 upset from last season that spoiled FAMU’s homecoming. Most importantly a would move FAMU to 3-0 in conference play and on top of the MEAC standings and to 3-3 overall.
The Bison, who are led by former 2006-2007 FAMU wide receiver coach, Gary Harrell, who is in his second season as a collegiate head coach bringing a career record of 8-7 into this MEAC battle.
The Rattlers will look to keep their MEAC Championship hopes alive on Saturday as they take on the Bison. Kickoff will be 1 p.m. EST., for the contest which will be held at the Greene Stadium in Washington, D.C.