SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Al-Terek McBurse rushed for 218 yards and three touchdowns as Florida A&M defeated Savannah State 47-7 on Saturday night.
The Rattlers (4-3, 2-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) posted their highest point total of the season while Savannah State was held to a touchdown or less for the third time.
McBurse scored on runs of 5, 31 and 60 and yards for the Rattlers, who rolled up 291 yards rushing and 448 yards total offense. Damien Fleming scored on a 19-yard run to give the Rattlers a 28-0 lead at halftime. Savannah State broke up the shutout on a 38-yard run by Sheldon Barnes with 11:08 to play in the third quarter.
Florida A&M has won three out of its past four games.
The Rattlers forced four turnovers, including three interceptions, and limited the Tigers to 3 of 11 on third down conversions.
Justin Babb rushed for 117 yards for the Tigers (1-6, 1-3).
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|