TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Rodney Roy dove over a pile of
defenders stacked on the goal line for a 1-yard-touchdown run that
sent Delaware St. to a 21-17 road win over Florida A&M on Saturday
The loss ruined the coaching debut of FAMU's Rubin Carter, whose
team was beset by five turnovers, a sluggish start and an
Still, the Rattlers (0-1) had time to take the lead after Roy's
run with 8:24 left in the fourth quarter put the Hornets (1-0) on
FAMU quarterback Chris Owens sustained the game's final drive
with a 22-yard completion to Aubrey Parrish on 4th-and-17 with 1:32
to play. But the effort stalled at the Delaware St. 31 yard line
when FAMU failed to convert another fourth down with 22 seconds to
The Rattlers took a 17-12 lead on Rashard Pompey's 53-yard
touchdown run the third quarter, but was doomed by a pair of
fourth-quarter interceptions. Pompey, a Tallahassee native, led all
rushers with 139 yards on 18 carries.
Peter Gaertner tied a school record by kicking four field goals,
all in the first half, for the Hornets.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
|North Carolina A&T||7-1||10-2|
|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|