FAMU wins again in Atlanta Football Classic

Florida A&M continued its dominance of Tennessee State in the Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic on Saturday, rolling to a 31-12 victory before a crowd of nearly 52,000 at the Georgia Dome.

It was the eighth straight win in the series for the Rattlers (4-0), who were led by QB Curtis Pulley’s 315 passing yards and two second-half TD passes. Those passes helped FAMU pull away from the Tigers (1-3), who had a 12-10 halftime lead behind TD runs from Preston Brown and Calvin McNairl.

The game capped a long weekend of activities associated with the Classic, which appeared to have another large turnout despite heavy rain in a city already recovering from flooding earlier in the week. For the complete recap of the game, check out the game story by clicking here.

Also, check out photos from the game and from the Allstate HBCU Step Showdown.



Bowie State 31, Shaw 24 (2 OT)

Elizabeth City 29, St. Augustine’s 27

Johnson C. Smith 24, St. Paul’s 20

Lincoln, Pa. 10, Livingstone 0

Virginia Union 45, Chowan 27

Virginia State 25, Fayetteville State 20


Coastal Carolina 28, North Carolina A&T 7

Delaware State 21, Hampton 6

Howard 14, Georgetown 11

Florida A&M 31, Tennessee State 12

Morgan State 12, Towson 9

Norfolk State 40, Bethune-Cookman 14

South Carolina State 27, Winston-Salem State 10


Albany State 38, Benedict 6

Fort Valley 32, Edward Waters 13

Tuskegee 35, Kentucky State 28

UNC Pembroke 43, Lane 3

Miles 6, Clark Atlanta 0


Alabama A&M 28, Ark.-Pine Bluff 7

Mississippi Valley 10, Alabama State 3

Oklahoma State 56, Grambling 6

Southern 48, Alcorn State 42

Texas State 52, Texas Southern 18

For the entire list of HBCU scores from the weekend, visit Onnidan’s HBCU Sports Online by clicking here.

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September 28th, 2009
11:49 am

Way to go Rattlers!!!!! 4- 0 BABY!!!!


September 29th, 2009
10:04 am

The MEAC wins again!!! It looks like a show down is brewing between South Carolina State and FAMU in the MEAC right now. Other tema in the MEAC are battling for positin early. It will be interesting to see which team is standing at the end of the season. We may have a surprise MEAC champ that may not be FAMU nor S.C. State. Stay tuned to the season.

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