During weekly media sessions FS got WR Rodney Smith’s thoughts on how he is using Spring Camp this year to improve on his game….
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.
The Baby Rattlers have jumped off to a great start this season with a record of 5-0. The team competes every week against good high teams. Our reporters were able to catch up with the team this week to find out how they are gearing themselves for their next game, and on how they plan on making deep into the post season. Check it out here.
For more watch our sports show Friday, Sept. 30 on FAMU-TV20 or the FAMU Channel at 10pm.