West’s status up in air

Head coach Joe Taylor is optimistic about the status of junior wide receiver Issac West. West suffered an injury to his knee in Saturday’s homecoming game against Norfolk State University.

West caught two passes for 27 yards and no touchdowns before going down in the first half of the game.  West left the game and did not return for the second half.

Head coach Joe Taylor spoke out on West’s injury yesterday during a press conference.

“I just saw him when I was coming over,” head coach Joe Taylor said.  “He had an MRI yesterday, the results won’t be back until this evening, but he seemed to be walking fine.  We won’t know until this evening.”

West, a Lincoln High School graduate, leads all Florida A&M recievers in yardage with 482 yards.   West is second in receptions with 25 and receiving touchdowns with 2.

Secondary help

The defense now has four interceptions on the season following two interceptions against Norfolk State University in the homecoming game.

The interceptions came from junior defensive back Qier Hall and from redshirt-sophomore defensive back Anthony Shutt.

“We’ve just been patient,” Hall said. “Interceptions don’t come easy, you know.  The ball is never thrown to us.  We just have to be in the right spot to make the catch.”

The secondary will have more chances to make plays at Morgan State University.  Morgan State has thrown eight interceptions on the season.

“We’ve just been working in practice hard, watching film and learning their tendencies,” Hall said.

Upcoming game

The Rattlers (5-2, 3-1 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) will travel to Baltimore, Md. to take on the Morgan State University Bears (5-2, 3-1 in the MEAC) for second place in the conference.

“Post season implications are certainly in full force,” said Taylor.  “Again it’s one of those games that’s going to be a tremendous challenge.  One in which of course that we hope to be on track.  We need to play well.