Sunday, October 2, 2016

Culver: Win over SSU, celebration needed after rough start for FAMU

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Florida A&M postgame celebration quite like what I saw Saturday night.

The Rattlers defeated Savannah State – a team that has never won a MEAC road game – 19-14 at home in front of a crowd of 16,789 (according to FAMU sports info). The game was sloppy at times, and FAMU’s defense was saved late by an interception from Tallahassee native Jacques Bryant.

That interception came in the end zone and put an end to a 12-play drive that had the Rattlers reeling.

The circumstances of the win didn’t matter. The Rattlers won. Head coach Alex Wood was drenched in Gatorade. The team rushed the field. The band played “S.O.S” like it was homecoming. Players danced.

And for the first time since… probably last year after homecoming, head coach Wood was smiling during a postgame press conference.


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