Sylvester, FAMU Wins in Overtime

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Nov. 6) - Philip Sylvester scored on 14-yard run in overtime to give the Florida A&M University Football team a 22-19 win over North Carolina A&T State University, here Saturday afternoon at Aggie Stadium.

Kevin Elliott gave the Rattlers a 7-0 lead with 7:53 to go in the first quarter as he scored on a eight-yard pass from Austin Trainor, after the made Trevor Scott PAT.

Two minutes later the, Aggies cut FAMU’s lead to 7-6 as he scored on a five-yard run with 5-23 to go in the first, the S. Shidler PAT was block.

Then Vernon White would score on a 12-yard fumble recovery with 1:38 to go in the first, giving N.C. A&T a 13-7 lead after the Shidler made PAT.

Scott cut the Aggies lead to 13-10 on a made 29-yard field with 14:48 to go in the half.

Shidler gave N.C.A&T a 16-10 halftime lead as he connected on a 23-yard field goal as time expired to end the half.

Scott would tie the game at 16-16 as he made a pair of field in the second half. He connected on a 24-yard field goal with 7:02 to go in the third, followed by a 46-yard field goal with 4:28 go in the fourth.

N.C. A&T would win the toss in the overtime period and would be awarded the ball first on the FAMU 25-yard line. The Rattler defense would hold the Aggies to a field goal as Shidler connected on 21-yard field goal, to give N.C. A&T a 19-16 lead.

FAMU would then be awarded the ball on the N.C. A&T 25-yard line. That is when; Sylvester took over for the Rattlers. He picked up three yards on his first carry, followed by an eight-yard pick up on his second carry of the overtime period. Then Sylvester would give FAMU a 22-19 win over N.C. A&T as scored on a14-yard run on his third carry of the overtime period.

FAMU (6-3, 5-1 MEAC) was led by Sylvester as he rushed for his fourth consecutive 100-yard game of the season. He finished the game with 110 yards on 32 carries with a TD.

Trainor in his first ever collegiate start finished the game 157 yards passing by completing 16 passes in 35 attempts with TD and two interceptions.

Elliott recorded a season high seven receptions for 49 yards, while Antonio “T.J.” Lawrence finished with four catches for 36 yards.

FAMU has three Rattlers to finish with six tackles each in Anthony Shutt, Brandon Hepburn and Alphonso Walker.

N.C. A&T (1-9, 1-6 MEAC) was led Mike Mayhew with 31 yard rushing on eight carries.

George Hine through the air for the Aggies finished with 156 yards passing by completing 11 passes in 32 attempts with a pair of interceptions.

Torrian Warren led the Aggie receivers with 91 yards receiving on six catches.

N.C. A&T had a trio of the Aggies to finish in double-digit kill as Brandon Jackson finished the game with 13 total take downs (5 solo, 8 asst) and 1.5 tackle for a loss of three yards.

Dashaun Graham garnered 11 tackles (4 solos, 7 asst) with 1.0 tackles for a loss of five yards.

Justin Ferrell rounded out the cast of Aggies in double-digit tackles with 10. He finished the game with seven solos tackles and three assisted tackles.

The Rattlers will close out their 2010 home football schedule as they will host Hampton University for senior day on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Bragg Memorial Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m.

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