Rattlers Offense take a Step Forward

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The Florida A&M University offense has struggled all season long but finally came alive during Saturday’s game against North Carolina Central.

Unfortunately those efforts were not enough to upset the conference’s top offensive team as NCCU went on to win 27-24 with a game winning 20 yard field goal with 15 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

However, Rattler fans should still look forward to a similar offensive production during this weekend’s homecoming game against the Delaware State Hornets.

Redshirt junior quarterback Carson Royal had his best game of the season passing for more than 300 yards and two touchdowns through the air this against NCCU. Royal looks to have an even better performance against the Hornets this weekend.

“The Offensive line did a great job working hard last week with giving me enough time to get rid of the ball.” Royal said. “We didn’t produce as much as we needed to in the second half so it really comes down to just playing four quarters of football.”

Redshirt junior wide receiver  Montavius “Mo” Williams had his best performance of the season against NCCU as well, hauling in nine catches for 147 yards. Williams is also one of Royal’s key targets through the air.

“Saturday I went out and put my trust in my team to go and play a good game.” Williams said. “I feel that Saturday’s game built a lot of confidence in our offense which is a good thing.”

Coach Alex Wood is still optimistic that his team will continue to build upon the Rattler’s valiant effort against North Carolina Central this past weekend.

“We just made too many mistakes when it was crucial obviously, when you have a lead, keep it,” Wood said. “We needed 28 points, if we had 28 we win the game. That’s our goal every week to score at least 28 points, that’s the goal for any good FBS or FCS team.”

The Rattlers take on the Hornets from Delaware State for their homecoming this Saturday. Kickoff is at 3 p.m. ET at Bragg Memorial Stadium.  

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