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FAMU VS Savannah State Preview

Jason Merry, Correspondent (@JasonMerryFS on Twitter)

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net) – On Saturday at 6 p.m., the Florida A&M University Rattlers men’s football team will take on the Savannah State University Tigers at Bragg Memorial Stadium.  

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FAMU comes into the contest 1-2 after losing to Jackson State by a score of 18-16.  Savannah State comes into the game off a bye week due to their game against Howard being postponed. In their last game, the Tigers loss to the University of Miami 77-0.

This will be both team’s first conference game in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.  The last matchup between the teams saw the Rattlers defeat the Tigers 20-14. The Rattlers will look to limit sloppy play and turnovers. FAMU quarterback Ryan Stanley said he doesn’t want a repeat of last week’s loss.

“Overall I felt like it was a sloppy game. It was too many penalties,” Stanley said. “I think I played alright but it is always room for me to get better.”

Stanley threw for 340 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions last Saturday against Jackson State.  On the other hand, Savannah State’s passing game was nonexistent against Miami. Their quarterbacks combined for six completions on 12 attempts for 38 yards and two interceptions.

Both teams are coming off two-game losing streaks and will look to turn their seasons around by winning the first conference game of the season.

FAMU Football: Weekly Press-Conference

The FAMU Football Team has much to be proud of coming off a sensational 47-7 win against Savannah State. At the Tuesday Press Conference held every week, Head Coach Joe Taylor emphasized how proud he was of the coaches and players for their resolve after a stunning loss last week against Howard for Homecoming. The Rattler offense exploded in the running game, with Purdue transfer and Oviedo, FL native Al-Terek McBurse running for 218 yards on 14 carries. As a result, McBurse was named the MEAC Offensive Player of the Week. Check out our quick recap with Coach Taylor as he preps the team for their upcoming game with South Carolina State below:



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