With the alumni back home, the sun shining, and scene as festive as ever, the 2011 Homecoming Game was going as scheduled for Florida A&M’s football team. Even though they were equaled in first downs (11) by their opponents, the score at halftime was a comfortable 21-0. The band rocked the crowd, and all was well on “the yard”. Ominous rain clouds then swooped down over Bragg Memorial Stadium, whisking away a few fair-weather Rattler fans for an early start on the post-game parties. It seems as though the football team unfortunately took the same cue, with a dreadful 2nd half performance that was nothing short of a complete collapse.
Scoring a mind-boggling 29 points in the final quarter, the Howard Bison stampeded to a 1-point victory in as bizarre a final portion of a football game as one could witness. Though FAMU still had a healthy lead at 28-13, a 54 yard slant pass from Bison QB Greg McGhee to WR Willie Carter, with the latter player resembling a young Jerry Rice in the West Coast Offense slashing through the middle of the Rattler D, opened the floodgates for what was to come.
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