The Rattlers were celebrating Senior Day in their last game in Bragg Memorial Stadium.
For the first time, Florida A&M head coach Joe Taylor and North Carolina A&T’s Rod Broadway faced each other as head coaches as the Rattlers clinched a win over the Aggies on Saturday.
The Aggies built a 13-0 lead as running back Mike Mayhew scored two touchdowns early in the game. Dominique Drake scored the Aggies’ final touchdown of the game with a 9-yard run, resulting in a 20-6 lead after capitalizing on a 65-yard drive down the field.
Receiver Kevin Elliott walked away with a pair of touchdown catches that allowed for a cushion lead midway through the game.
Elliott’s first trip to the end zone was the result of a 63-yard reception thrown from freshman quarterback Damien Fleming.
The second touchdown pass of the game was during the second quarter when Fleming threw a 10-yard pass to Elliott, trimming the Aggies lead 20-14.
The Rattlers’ kicker Trevor Scott nailed a pair of field goals from 41 and 42 yards out that knotted the game at 20-20 going into the half.
During the second half, he connected on two more field goals one of those was in the fourth quarter from 33-yards out, which later resulted in the Rattlers win over the Aggies.
FAMU (6-3, 4-2 MEAC) was paced by Eddie Rocker, who rushed for the century mark for the first time of the season. He rushed for 107 yards on 12 carries. His longest rush was a 59-yard scamper.
Brian Tyms had five catches for 88 yards, while Elliott led the receivers with 96 yards on three catches. Devan Robert led the FAMU defense as he finished with a game high of 11 tackles, followed by Nicolas Hollinghead with seven tackles.
North Carolina A&T (4-5, 3-3 MEAC) is led by the conference’s lead rusher, who gained 80 yards against the Rattlers on 22 carries with a pair of touch downs.
Quarterback Lewis Kindle passed for 246 yards, completing 19-of-26 passes with two interceptions as the Aggies signal caller. Still, that wasn’t enough to outshine the FAMU Rattlers from picking up their seventh straight win over the Aggies on Saturday.
The team’s next game is against North Carolina Central on Saturday.