WASHINGTON -- Eddie Rocker rushed for two touchdowns and caught a 78-yard scoring pass and Florida A&M capitalized on Howard mistakes in a 50-7 win Saturday.
The Rattlers (2-1, 2-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) scored four touchdowns after an interception, a fumble and two blocked punts.
Curtis Holcomb's interception set up FAMU's first score, Lavante Page's 3-yard run.
Martin Ukpai's 78-yard bomb to Rocker made it 14-0, then Howard (0-3, 0-2) freshman Justin Duncan had a 59-yard run to set up his first career touchdown, a 2-yard burst. He finished with a career-high 102 yards.
After Florida A&M cornerback Qier Hall returned a Howard fumble 30 yards, the Rattlers blocked a punt to set up a Page 4-yard touchdown.
Rocker scored on rushes of 4 and 18 yards to make it 40-7. Mike Ducree recovered a blocked punt in the end zone to close out the scoring.
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|