TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - For the Florida A&M Rattlers, Saturday is the last chance to make a little bit of noise for the 2015 season. The Rattlers are 1-9 on the year, but this weekend's match-up is a big one, as FAMU heads down south to face Bethune-Cookman in the Florida Classic.
Over 40,000 people are expected to attend the game, and while it won't erase the bitter taste of this less than stellar season, head coach Alex Wood said a win would definitely help.
Bethune is 8-2 on the year, and on the cusp of an invitation to the FCS Playoffs. Despite being in his first season as a Rattler, Wood said he's been filled in on the hype surrounding the match-up.
"Since I've arrived here, that's what most everybody has talked about, is the Classic, repetitively," he said Tuesday. "I understand the importance, and they're all important but honestly, there's a couple of reasons why this game's played at the end because of the significance of the rivalry and what it means."
Kenny Coleman will start at quarterback for the Rattlers. Kickoff is at 2:30 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.