Florida A&M Hopes To Rid Themselves Of "Infectious Play"

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Posted at 10:26 PM, Sep 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-29 22:26:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida A&M Rattler football team is still looking for that first win of the season. They looked like they'd get it on Saturday in their home opener, but once again, it was a case of second half woes that killed the opportunity.

FAMU and Tennessee State were tied with just twenty minutes to play, but the Tigers scored 16 unanswered to drop the Rattlers to 0-4 on the season. Florida A&M has been a team of two halves all season, keeping teams at bay the first two quarters, but falling apart in the second half.

Head coach Alex Wood said Tuesday at his weekly press conference that the team has to work on fundamentals, but a lot of it comes down to just getting it done no the field.

"One unit will obviously rally around the next," he said of how the offense and defense interacts. "If you have something to get excited about and play, then you usually do. If you continue the same sort of routine, it just becomes infectious, can be in a negative way and adverse way. You have to play inspired football. You have to execute. You have to do things to get people excited, not only in the stands, but on the field."

Florida A&M's next chance to get excited is on Saturday when they travel to Savannah State for a MEAC game. Kick-off is set for 7:00.