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Florida A&M Rattlers Ready To Close Out Season Strong On The Road

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Posted at 12:16 AM, Nov 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-04 06:24:16-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida A&M football team entered Saturday's match-up with North Carolina A&T still on the high of a big Homecoming win, but the feeling didn't last long. The Aggies scored on their first two drives to take an early lead and they never looked back.

The Rattlers not down and out, as at Tuesday's weekly press conference, the team chose to look ahead as they get ready for their final three games of the season.

All three of those match-ups are on the road, and the Rattlers head to Virginia to face Hampton first. Head Coach Alex Wood notes the Rattlers will have to contain the Pirates two quarterback offense, and after tasting defeat again, FAMU is ready to get back that winning feeling.

"Today will be our first practice of the week on the field, so that's when our intensity begins," said running back Gerald Hearns. "We watch film together, just taking the initiative of us leaders to show the underclassmen, everybody else on the team that we need to give it our all these last three weeks."

"At whatever point in time we become a Championship football team and program, you got to be able to win at home and on the road," said Wood. "We haven't been on the road in a while so it'll be  change up, probably a good change up, it'll be fun."

The Rattlers and the Pirates face off at 1:00 on Saturday.