After a drastic season change from last year with a record of (9-3, 5-3 in MEAC), the Florida A&M University Rattlers will not be one of the 16 teams in the playoffs.
After a 26-year absence, South Carolina State University will be returning to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs after clinching the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship from a perfect season.
They received the league’s automatic NCAA playoff bid, while FAMU’s win moved them to second place in the MEAC.
“Were very happy about how we did overall as a team, but we’re not satisfied,” said quarterback Eddie Battle. “It was a long fought season coming from 3 and 8 to 9 and 3. We can’t dwell on not being chosen for the playoffs. We’re only athletes with no control over making that decision. We cant talk about why they should’ve chose us or why they didn’t our main focus is winning the MEAC championship next year.”
Leroy Vann, return specialist said this year’s season was a turn around from last year being 9-3 and it would have felt better if the team would have made it to the playoffs.
“We take full responsibility because if we had won the three games we lost then we would have been in a better position for the post season,” Vann said. “At this point we can only worry about doing better next year.”