The Florida A&M University Rattler’s played the entire game against the Winston Salem Rams determined to win after the loss against South Carolina State Universiy last week.
The result was a 23-0 victory.
“We practiced hard all week,” said alternating quarterback Curtis Pulley from Hopkinsville, Ky. “We came out focused and scored in the first half, that was a major improvement from last week.”
At kickoff the Rattler’s defense made it impossible for the Ram’s offense to penetrate.
This was an early sign that the Rams were going to have a difficult time gaining any yardage.
The Rams were trying to get into field goal range in the third quarter, but it just wasn’t happening.
Their kicker was off and just couldn’t get past the Rattler defense.
“We came out with a mindset that we had to get everything done,” said Kendrick Washington, a linebacker from Monticello. “We worked as a team to come out and play 60 minutes of football to get a victory,”
The Rattlers were holding the ball a lot longer, giving defense a chance to rest up.
Offense kept running the ball down the field, getting first downs every other play.
The Ram’s defense stopped the Rattler’s receivers a maximum of two times.
The Rattler’s were able to complete their passes 90 percent of the time and played all the way through the game. This game was a complete turn around from last week’s game.