Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

College football scouting report: Florida A&M Rattlers at No. 11 Miami Hurricanes

Think an upset is unthinkable? This is the 30th anniversary of the Rattlers' 16-13 victory against Miami at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. The Hurricanes survived games against four Top 25 teams to start the season 3-1 after last week's 21-20 win against then-No. 8 Oklahoma. Miami is led by QB Jacory Harris, who has thrown for 1,008 yards, eight TDs and just two interceptions. The schedule seemingly turns in its favor beginning with the Rattlers (4-0), who bring one of the nation's top punt returners in former Blake High star LeRoy Vann. He recently tied the Division I-AA mark for punt-return touchdowns with seven (also held by ex-NFL player Kenny Shedd, who set the mark at Northern Iowa in the 1990s).

WHAT TO WATCH for ...:

FAMU QB Curtis Pulley, who leads the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in passing efficiency and total offense, is 64-of-96 for 846 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception.

Izzy Gould, Times staff writer

WATCH OUT FOR...



Florida A&M at No. 11 Miami, 7 p.m., 1470-AM

College football scouting report: Florida A&M Rattlers at No. 11 Miami Hurricanes 10/09/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 9, 2009 9:44pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Road to Atlanta: Tell us how you really feel, Jimbo

    College

    Topped out

    TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 21:  Rashaan Evans #32 of the Alabama Crimson Tide tackles Jarrett Guarantano #2 of the Tennessee Volunteers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) 775042495
  2. Journal: USF gets support on the road

    College

    NEW ORLEANS — Perhaps it was the chance to witness the first USF-Tulane game ever, or an opportunity to frolic in the French Quarter for a weekend. Or both.

    USF running back D'Ernest Johnson (2) stiff-arms Tulane cornerback Parry Nickerson (17) on a run during the second half of an NCAA college football game in New Orleans, La., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Derick E. Hingle) LADH111
  3. Joey Knight's takeaways from USF-Tulane

    College

    1. Saturday's triumph will do little to fortify USF's strength of schedule, but its strength-of-character quotient might have increased. On the road facing an eclectic offense, the Bulls built a huge lead, then made critical plays in the waning moments after some defensive lapses. In short, they survived. Isn't …

    South Florida defensive end Greg Reaves (41) reacts after a defensive stop against Tulane during the first half of an NCAA college football game in New Orleans, La., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Derick E. Hingle) LADH107
  4. No. 16 USF hangs on at Tulane, off to first 7-0 start

    College

    NEW ORLEANS — After half a season of mismatches, USF found itself in a grudge match Saturday night.

    USF quarterback Quinton Flowers (9) runs for a touchdown against Tulane during the first half of an NCAA college football game in New Orleans, La., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Derick E. Hingle) LADH103
  5. Lightning journal: Tighter defense fuels hot start

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — See what happens when you keep the crease clean, limit the traffic in front of G Andrei Vasilevskiy and limit Grade A scoring chances?

    Yanni Gourde, right, gets a late first-period goal that follows a big save by Andrei Vasilevskiy.