It's being called the heavyweight bout of the MEAC.
FAMU sophomore wide receiver T.J. Lawrence says,
"It's like Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali in the ring right now. That's how we're going to have to look at it. We're not going to be the ones that get knocked out. We're Ali, we're over Frazier like this."
For the past two years the winner of this game has gone to wear the MEAC crown, and for the past two seasons, FAMU has finished looking up at the Bulldogs.
FAMU senior cornerback Qier Hall says,
"They've been taking my ring from me. I don't want them to take it this year."
For the first time in 2010, the orange and green will march into Bragg Stadium, looking to knock off South Carolina State, something the Rattlers have failed to do since 2001."
FAMU junior wide receiver Brian Tymes adds,
"This is the game right here. This is the game to prove to the world that we can actually beat these guys. They're not unbeatable."
Qier Hall adds,
"We're going against the defending champs. You can't take nothing from them, they have a great team. We just have to come out and play our game and don't worry about them, worry about what we do."
FAMU head football coach Joe Taylor adds,
"The bottom line it if you can't get up for a situation like this, you're really in the wrong business."
A win for FAMU will not only be the first in eight meetings with South Carolina State, it will end the Bulldogs record of seventeen straight conference wins and it will improve the Rattlers to (3-0) in the conference, maintaining their first place position.