Friday, November 11, 2016

Slumping Morgan State faces FAMU on Saturday

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Florida A&M and Morgan State’s football seasons – so far – have been two opposite tales.

FAMU has played some of its best football over its last five games after an 0-4 start. The Rattlers are 3-2 in their last five with a homecoming victory over Hampton – the No. 3 team in the conference. Redshirt freshman quarterback Ryan Stanley cemented his place as the team’s starter during that span, too.

On the other side, Morgan State has slumped.

The Bears have lost four in a row and were blasted 41-10 by Bethune Cookman in their final home game of the season. Morgan State hasn’t scored more than 17 points in a game since Oct. 1 and almost every team the Bears have faced – the lone exception is 0-9 Del. State – has scored at least 21 points.

The Rattlers look like they’re finally on the right course, while Morgan State is trying to right the ship. The two teams meet Saturday in Bragg Memorial Stadium.

Fred Farrier, who in February took over as Morgan State’s interim head coach after the departure of then-head coach Lee Hull, said most of Morgan State’s issues are mental.


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