The bye week for FAMU could not have come at a better time.
FAMU sophomore linebacker Willie Ferrell says,
"We're pretty much healing the body. Making sure that we're healthy enough to finish the second half of the season."
Following two straight losses and four of their first five games away from Bragg, and break in the action is just what the Rattlers needed to get reenergized before the second half of the season begins.
FAMU sophomore linebacker Demarius Folsom adds,
"It's still any ones ball games. The second part of the season for us. We are (2-1) in our conference and I don't believe anyone else in the conference has played as many games as we have."
The break also allowed served as a good learning period for the Rattlers to review game film, and helped the young players process what they've learned about college football through the first five games.
FAMU head footballc oach Joe Taylor adds,
"People still won't forget that we had twenty five seniors last year, nineteen of them got their degrees and thirteen of them were starters. Well, that means that thirteen new starters are on the team this year. To start off the season with the schedule that we had certainly, certainly was a very challenging schedule."
As much as the break was beneficial for FAMU, the Rattlers are itching to play again, and take their frustration out on Savannah State.