Moussa’s 3 TD passes lead FAMU

FAMU quarterback Jeremy Moussa. Photo courtesy: Maurice Henderson

Quarterback Jeremy Moussa led the Florida A&M football team to its seventh straight victory Saturday as the Rattlers beat Southern University in a dominant performance with a final score of 30-16. FAMU has beaten Southern three consecutive times.

FAMU now has a record of 7-2 after losing its first two games. With this win, FAMU has also won 15 consecutive games at Bragg Memorial Stadium — which is the second longest home win streak in the FCS.

Moussa, FAMU’s quarterback, led the offense with 17 completions for 224 yards and three touchdowns. Moussa now has back-to-back games with three passing touchdowns.

When FAMU went down 3-0 in the first quarter, Moussa was able to respond with a touchdown to Xavier Smith, giving FAMU the first lead of the game at 7-3.

Moussa was able to get his team involved hitting six different receivers throughout the game. Moussa’s touchdown passes went to  three different targets: Smith, A.J. Davis and Jeremiah Pruitte.

Moussa was also able to connect with David Manigo for a pair of impressive touches averaging over 22 yards per reception. Moussa also connected with Smith for six completions for 100 yards.

When Coach Willie Simmons was asked about the team’s performance, he gave praise to the offensive line and Moussa. Simmons said that Southern’s defensive line was the most aggressive they played all year.

“We challenged the offensive line all week and knew that we played the most talented and aggressive defensive line we’ve seen all season,” Simmons said. “Jeremy was able to get in a rhythm and we need them to continue to play well for us to be as good as we can offensively.”

FAMU’s “Dark Clouds Defense” did its part as well.

FAMU held Southern to only 16 points and 113 passing yards. FAMU also forced three turnovers; the first one was an interception by Javen Morgan. The game’s second turnover was a forced fumble by Winsome Frazier, which was recovered by Isaish Major. The game’s third turnover was a forced fumble by Kym’Mani King and recovered by BJ Bohler.

The defense also recorded a pair of sacks by Isaiah Land and Kamari Stephens.

With Mousa continuing to perform well, backed by the defense, the Rattlers should wrap up their season with two more wins versus Alabama State University and arch-rival Bethune-Cookman University.