Tallahassee, FL -- FAMU's win over North Carolina A&T eliminated the Aggies from playoff contention. The Rattlers are one of three teams left vying to be MEAC Champions.
"We're trying to get to these playoffs," says senior wide receiver Kevin Elliott. "If we win out there's a good possibility we will get to the playoffs."
However, if Norfolk State wins its season finale, the Spartans will be crowned champs. The question at hand for the Rattlers then becomes, should two teams from the MEAC be invited to the playoffs.
"Looking around the conferences this year, a lot of the stronger conferences have teams with more loses that normally have stronger records,' adds junior defensive tackle Padric Scott. "I think the competition level right now is going to be up for grabs.
Elliott adds, "The MEAC as a conference improved a lot this season. It is a lot tougher than it was the past few years and I do believe if they do take two teams we will make some noise in the playoffs. I pray and I hope and I know they will take two teams out of the MEAC."
Last season two MEAC teams were invited, and this year there are more teams in the conference which should lead to more than just the champion playing in the post season.
"Over the last three or four years two teams have gone from this conference," adds head coach Joe Taylor. "The conference is stronger so I don't see any less being invited."
The playoff picture will become more clear after this weekend. Right now the Rattlers have their undivided attention on North Carolina Central.