Saturday, November 19, 2016
ORLANDO – Florida A&M’s season came to an end – for the sixth year in a row – with a loss to Bethune-Cookman in the Florida Classic.
Bethune-Cookman’s defense stymied redshirt freshman quarterback Ryan Stanley, who turned the ball over twice, and the Wildcats topped the Rattlers 39-19 in front of 45,372 fans on Saturday here in Camping World Stadium.
It was by far Stanley’s worst start as the quarterback of the Rattlers – not counting the game against NCCU that was played in the remnants of Hurricane Hermine. He finished the game 11-of-25 passing for 84 yards, no touchdowns, an interception and a lost fumble.
“Things were executed the way we wanted,” Stanley said. “I didn’t execute. We didn’t execute. We had little spurts, here and there. But overall, we just didn’t get it done.”
He was also crushed by B-CU cornerback Elliot Miller and came out of the game midway through the fourth quarter. He threw an interception on that play, which led to a B-CU touchdown drive that put the game out of reach.