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Rattlers earn first win of 2014, 24-14 over Savannah St

Damien Fleming TD SSU 10/11/14
Posted at 11:53 PM, Oct 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-11 23:53:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A trio of second-quarter touchdowns propelled Florida A&M to a 24-14 win over MEAC opponent Savannah State, Saturday evening at Bragg Memorial Stadium.

The visiting Tigers jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, but it was a short-lived lead. In the second, the Rattlers executed a reverse pass to perfection. Damien Fleming pitched the ball to Brandon Norwood, who in turn left it off for Curtrich Evans. Evans came up throwing, and hit Fleming, wide open down the sideline for the tying score.

Two more Fleming passing touchdowns, one to Zachary Webster and one to Casey Glines provided the cushion FAMU needed, as the squad earned their first win at Bragg since November 2012.

"I thought we're still leaving some plays out there," Florida A&M head coach Earl Holmes said after the game. "We'll look at it, but I'm excited for the kids. I'm excited for the coaching staff, just to see those guys get the good feeling."

The Rattlers are back on the road next weekend for a MEAC contest against the Howard Bison.