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FAMU vs. MORGAN ST.

Morgan State (0-8) is coached by Ed Wyche (5-24-1, third year); Florida A&M (4-3) is coached by Ken Riley (28-21-2, fifth year).Last game: Morgan State lost to Delaware State 28-7; Florida A&M beat South Carolina State 37-17.

Game plan: The Rattlers have had good balance on offense. Unfortunately, their defense is also giving up yards on the ground and in the air. But they shouldn't be tested this week. Morgan State has alternated four quarterbacks this season and its best player, receiver Glenny Moore, is out for the season. Florida A&M will attack with quarterback Tony Ezell (1,595 yards and 13 touchdowns). Ezell spreads the ball around among receivers. Runners Amir Rasul (698 yards) and Pat Reddick (376 yards) carry the load on the ground.

Notes: Today's game is in Miami. Florida A&M is 35-20-2 in Orange Blossom Classic games. Riley and Wyche are both natives of Bartow, and FAMU graduates. Florida A&M is the only undefeated team in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference at 3-0. The Rattlers' toughest remaining test Howard (2-1) on Nov. 10 is at home. Ezell needs 89 yards to become FAMU's career passing leader, surpassing former Tampa Bay Bandit Nathaniel Koonce. He also has a chance to set career passing records for touchdowns and completions and season records for attempts, yeards and touchdowns . . . The Bears have lost nine of their last 10 MEAC games.

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