After a resounding 45-7 homecoming victory over Prairie View A&M, the Rattlers head back on the road Saturday to take on the 4-4 Alabama A&M Bulldogs. Looking to keep the six-game win streak alive, this will be another road test for the Rattlers.
Alabama A&M is coming off of a loss this past weekend against Alabama State, and the Bulldogs are looking to possibly upset FAMU at home.
FAMU coach Willie Simmons in his Monday talk show said he knows the players must stay focused this week against Alabama A&M.
“You know we tell them all the time this is the biggest game we’ve ever played in because it’s the next one we get to play,” Simmons said. “You know, why not prepare that way? I am blessed to have another opportunity. I told the seniors the opportunities are dwindling down. It’s best if you make the most of it,” Simmons said.
In the Rattlers’ game against Prairie View A&M the passing attack led by quarterback Jeremy Moussa was on full display with Moussa throwing for 272 yards and 3 touchdowns. Wide receiver Jah’Marae Moore caught six passes for 76 yards and a touchdown.
Simmons knows the Rattlers’ passing game can do damage with Moussa and his receiving corps, which has been effective all season.
“We want to push the ball down the field. You know we are not the offense that everything we do is 5 yards and under,” Simmons said. “You know we carry two tight ends and a lot of sets, a lot of max protection, and we have guys that can run.”
The Rattlers had a huge drive in the Prairie View game going 97 yards down the field in just three plays. Their explosive receivers showed what they can do when Kamari Young caught a 59-yard pass.
Simmons said this drive got the crowd into it and was a game changer.
“Two probably combined 15 yard passes, if that far on two respective plays then Kamari goes 59 yards with a sneak right out the backfield. We caught the ball two yards past the line of scrimmage, broke a couple of tackles and went 59 yards,” Simmons said.
It’s no secret that the passing attack for the Rattlers is among the best in the SWAC. The question is: Can they keep it going on the road against a Alabama A&M team that is looking to get back into the win column.
The Rattlers are the hottest team in the SWAC with a 13-game conference win streak and they are ranked No. 15 going into week 10 — and are looking to stay hot this Saturday.