Wednesday, November 16, 2016
TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- For the first time since 2012, Florida A&M’s football team will finish the season with four wins and at least a .500 record in conference play.
This season has been a sharp turnaround from head coach Alex Wood’s first year at the helm, when the team finished 1-10, the worst record in school history. The Rattlers, after starting 0-4, are 4-6 with a chance to finish with five wins – the most for the program since 2011.
FAMU is in fourth place in the MEAC with a 4-3 conference record. The Rattlers were picked to finish eighth in the conference in the MEAC preseason poll.
The team standing in the Rattlers’ way is Bethune-Cookman, FAMU’s arch rival and winner of five straight Florida Classic games in Orlando.
“Just to finish off the season on a high note to kind of catapult us and get going,” Wood said. “Something really to buy into is winning in November. That’s what the goal is and hopefully we can do that.”
Speaking plainly, Wood said, “The game is big.”