TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Austin Trainor's 68-yard touchdown connection to Lenworth Lennon with 39 seconds left to play sealed Florida A&M's 28-22 win over Fort Valley State on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
The Rattlers took over at their own 14-yard line down 22-21 with 1:52 left in the fourth quarter, and Trainor completed four straight passes on the drive -- the last one was the game winner.
Trainor finished 19 of 33 passing for two touchdowns and one interception, while also scoring once on the ground with three attempts for a total of minus-7 yards. Kevin Elliott had six receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown for the Rattlers.
FAMU led 21-12 at halftime, but the Wildcats pulled ahead on Justin Rosenbaum's 47-yard field goal and Antonio Henton's 6-yard touchdown pass to Christopher Slaughter.
Henton was 18 of 42 passing for 299 yards, with two touchdowns and three interceptions.
With spring practice in the rearview mirror, the Cornhuskers' youth movements along both lines are well underway.
LSU finished 11-2 in 2006, including a 7-3 loss to No. 3 Auburn, one year before it would win the national title.
The Golden Gophers will make some schematic changes on both sides; they're also very deep at running back and should get help from 3 juco linemen.
Coach David Beaty is asserting himself more with the offense, and the defense has talent. But the Jayhawks need to start putting it together.
Expansion? Realignment? Getting rid of divisions? It's all on the table as we debate what the SEC will look like in 10 years.
The Tar Heels find themselves in unfamiliar territory this offseason as the defending Coastal Division champions.
|Albany State (GA)||6-1||6-3|
|Fort Valley State||5-1||5-4|
|North Carolina A&T||7-1||10-2|
|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|