2-2 , 1-1
2-2 , 1-1
Game Recap: Football |
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Alabama State fell behind early in their road Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) contest at Bragg Memorial Stadium and couldn’t recover, falling to Florida A&M 28-0 on Saturday night.
The Rattlers jumped on the board early in the first quarter, using a six-play drive that covered 77 yards to take a 7-0 lead on a Rasean McKay 49-yard completion to Kamari Young with 11:14 to play in the opening quarter.
They extended the lead to three touchdowns at the break with a pair of second quarter touchdowns beginning with a six-yard run by Xavier Smith with 12:03 to play in the half. They pushed the lead to 21-0 when Terrell Jenning went in from ten yards out with 7:41 to play in the second quarter.
Alabama State (2-2, 1-1 SWAC) had three drives in the second half where they moved the ball down the field but were unable to punch it in. The Hornets used an eight-play drive to move down to the Florida A&M (2-2, 1-1 SWAC) 37-yard line before they turned the ball over on downs.
They moved the ball down the field again, twice getting down inside the Florida A&M 30-yard line before turning the ball over on downs late in the third quarter after a nine-play drive, and followed that up with a 10-play, 63-yard drive in the fourth quarter that ended with an interception.
The Rattlers were able to punch the ball in with under four minutes to play in the game for the final margin.
CHECKING THE BOX SCORE
- Despite falling to Florida A&M, the Hornets were able to move the ball as they picked up 17 first downs. They were held to just 197 yards of total offense (98 rushing / 99 passing).
- Florida A&M gained just 293 yards of total offense (141 rushing / 152 passing).
- Alabama State used three quarterbacks in the contest with Joe Owens, Jr. (Piedmont, S.C.) proving to be the most successful with 82 yards on 7-of-12 passing.
- Wallace Corker (Stockbridge, Ga.) led Alabama State with six receptions for 64 yards, while Kisean Johnson (Birmingham, Ala.) had three for 30 yards.
- Kimar Martin (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) led Alabama State with seven tackles and a tackle for loss, while Irshaad Davis (Carol City, Fla.), Cameron Rampersaud (Kissimmee, Fla.) and Austin Brundidge (Birmingham, Ala.) each had five tackles in the loss.
Alabama State returns to action at home on Saturday on homecoming against UAPB with kickoff set for 2 pm. The game can be seen on Bounce 12.2 and the Hornet Sports Network, and a special halftime presentation will take place honoring the 30th anniversary of the 1991 HBCU national championship team.
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