Rattlers Hit Road Again, 2nd Conference Game

By: Jason Kahn Email
By: Jason Kahn Email

Tallahassee, FL - James Owens ran with all the attention this week after rushing for 157 yards and three touchdowns.

But he expects more from their next opponent, Delaware State.

"Hopefully I can come out this week and I will have a great practice," Owens said. "I'm just gonna have great intensity and push my teammates."

FAMU needed that win against Hampton last Saturday. They were among their own fans for the first time this season.

With the win, the Rattlers have initiated their hunt for a conference title.

"We feel like our hardest games are out of the way," said Devan Roberts, a sophomore defensive back. "So we're focusing on winning out right now."

That next win will have to come on the road, their third trip in four weeks.

"I prefer road games because we're on the road, no distractions," said Drew Sarvary, a freshman offensive lineman. "It's time to get focused."

"What I try to tell the players is that it's still 53 1/3 yards wide. It's 100 yards long. As long as it has those measurements, we got a chance," Joe Taylor said.

Delaware State won only once in the MEAC last season. But the Rattlers see a different team on film.

"They're relying on their passing game because that's where most of their experience is," Taylor said.

"I see a lot of speed. I see a little bit of power as far as their offensive line," said Frances Mays, a junior defensive end.

But with a game against the fifth-ranked team in the country already under their belts, there's nothing they haven't seen already this season.

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