Live Blog: Seniors take the field one last time

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2:54 pm 

Kickoff will be underway in 5 minutes. Seniors for the Rattlers include QB Eddie Battle, CB Qier Hall, LT Chris Sands, RB Phillip Sylvester, LS Jack Culpepper, WR Isaac West, TE Max Purcell, DE Marquiste Ramos, DL Mondrell Clarke, and DE Kendrick Washington.  

3:02 pm

Freshman Quarterback Austin Trainor is starting for the Rattlers. The first two plays are pass attempts that are dropped by Isaac West and Max Prucell.

3:04 pm

First series ends on a three and out for the Rattlers.

3:07 pm

Two straight runs get stuffed to begin Hampton’s opening drive, but a 31 yard pass on third down gives them the first.

3:11 pm

Hampton goes for it on forth and inches and get stuffed by D-Line.

3:11 pm 

Next play Sylvester burst through the line for a 79 yard TD. #LetsGoRattlers (Trevor Scott Kick)

FAMU 7- Hampton 0

3:17 pm

Pirates QB, David Lagree using his legs to help Hampton move the ball up the field.

3:22 pm

Hampton gives FAMU a scare by getting into the redzone, but the defense holds them to only 3 points on the trip.  10-plays, 77-yards, 22-yard field goal Rodriguez Hernandez.

FAMU 7- Hampton 3 6:23 left to play in the 1st quarter.

3:31 pm

That was the third dropped pass of the game by the receiving corps. They have to do better to help out this freshman QB.

3:33 pm 

I think they heard me. 8 yard catch by Kevin Elliott gives the Rattlers a first down.

3:35 pm

Trainor needs a hug right now after another dropped pass from these receivers. In the words of Chris Carter “C’mon man.”

3:38 pm

End of the first with the Rattlers up 7-3. The defense is looking ferocious out there.

3:42 pm

Lashad Tookes and TJ Lawrence prove there are receivers on this team with two consecutive completions from Trainor. Rattlers in the RedZone and threatening to score. 

3:45 pm

Austin Trainor runs in for the 5-yard touchdown. 7 plays, 50-yard, 3:13 time taken off the clock. (Trevor Scott kick)

FAMU 14- Hampton 3

3:53 pm

Rattlers defense holds strong again on third and short. They limit the Pirates to another Field Goal. 8 plays 39-yards. 39-yard field goal by Hernandez.

FAMU 14- Hampton 6.

4:06 pm

FAMU tries a fake punt on 4th and 10. Lets just say it’s 1st and 10 Pirates.

4:12 pm

Isaac West makes a beautiful one handed grab with :50 seconds left to play in the half. 1st and 10, Rattlers on the 17 yard line.

4:17 pm 

25-yard field goal from Trevor Scott sends the Rattlers to halftime with a 17-6 lead over the Pirates.

8 plays 64-yards 1:24 off the clock.

4:38 pm

Game about to resume after another great performance from the Marching 100. Game notes: Phillip Sylvester had 100 rushing yards in the first half, making this his 5th consecutive game of 100 plus yards on the ground.

4:49 pm

FAMU’s defense is giving the pirate offense fits, and has been all game. Trainor has been impressive in his home debut as a starter. The accuracy of his passing is definitely one of his strengths. 

5:06 pm

First mistake of the game comes late in the third for Trainor. Michah Pellerin picks him of and returns it into Rattler territory. 

5:07 pm

Two straight false start penalties has Hampton with 2nd and goal from the 18 yard line.

5:09 pm 

Senior CB Curtis Holcomb returns the favor to Hampton’s QB with an interception in the endzone. RATTLER BALL on the 20 yard line.

5:13 pm

Now entering the 4th quarter. The Rattlers still hold the lead and begin the quarter with the ball.

5:25 pm

Hampton scores first touchdown late in the game, but fail to convert the two point conversion. 9 plays 84-yards 22 yard TD pass.

FAMU 17 Hampton 12 9:22 left in the game. 

5:29 pm

New name for FAMU’s QB, Austin Tebow. This guy does it all.

5:32 pm

Trainor almost had a costly turnover. Luckily for him, Hampton’s DB has hands like Roy Williams (Sorry cowboys fans. I couldn’t resist the opportunity.) 

5:37 pm

Again, the defense pulls out a huge stand for the team. Looking for who could be the games MVP candidate. Early Candidates include: John Ojo, Demarius Folsom, and Phillip Sylvester.

5:42 pm

FAMU goes for it on fourth down AGAIN and they fail AGAIN. This puts the defense in a tough spot, but they have delivered all night. We only need one more stop. D-FENSE!!!!

5:46 pm

4th and 19. Hamptons last chance and the QB is…………………………………. SACKED!!!!!! Rattler ball with 1:30 left to play.

5:48 pm

Looks like the Rattlers are going to run the clock out as they will capture their 5th consecutive victory.