TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Grambling State University football team fell behind early and could not recover as Florida A&M celebrated Homecoming and Senior Day with a 26-3 victory over the Tigers in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) on Saturday at Bragg Memorial Stadium
Florida A&M (6-2 overall, 4-1 SWAC) got the ball to opening the game and marched 82 yards in 10 plays as Rasean McKay found a streaking Jah’Marae Sheread for 15 yards for the score as the Rattlers took a quick 7-0 lead with 10:27 remaining in the opening quarter.
After a Grambling State punt, FAMU, which went 3-for-3 on third downs on the drive, nearly went the length of the field, as the Rattlers marched 90 yards in 16 plays as McKay tossed a 6-yard touchdown pass in the corner of the endzone to Jeremaine Hawkins to extend the advantage to 14-0 with 14:55 left in the second quarter.
Florida A&M continued to put pressure on the GSU defense as the Rattlers started their drive on the 39 and captitalized on an unsportsmanlike penalty. FAMU went 61 yards in 12 plays as Jaylen McCloud scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to push the margin to 21-0 with 4:55 remaining in the first half.
Grambling State (3-5, 2-3) cut the deficit to 21-3 after a 35-yard field goal by Garrett Urban with 6:14 remaining in the third quarter.
The Rattlers added a safety when Tigers quarterback Elijah Walker was sacked in the endzone by Savion Williams with 1:40 left in the third.
Florida A&M got a 44-yard field goal by Jose Romo-Martinez with 10:55 remaining to extend the advantage to 26-3.
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