TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Damien Fleming threw for 245 yards and accounted for two touchdowns to lead Florida A&M to an easy 34-7 win over Delaware State on Saturday night.
Fleming, a freshman quarterback who made his first start, completed 14 of 29 passes and threw one interception for the Rattlers (3-2, 1-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). He connected with Brian Tyms on a 23-yard touchdown to give Florida A&M a 13-0 lead.
The Ratters' defense was solid against Delaware State (2-3, 0-2), holding them to 181 total yards. Despite the Hornets offensive struggles, they were able to score for the first time in more than 11 quarters when Milton Williams caught a 9-yard pass from Nick Elko in the fourth quarter.
But Florida A&M would not allow the Hornets to score the rest of the way. Fleming scored on a 1-yard run and Eddie Rocker added a 20-yard touchdown run in the final quarter.
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|