Final: USF pulls away from FAMU late, 38-17
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -Hello everybody! Sports Director Ryan Kelly here to give you updates throughout tonight’s big matchup between the Florida A&M Rattlers and the South Florida Bulls. Sports Reporter Dominic Miranda is on the scene shooting the game so I’ll be passing along updates from him as well.
FINAL - FAMU 17, USF 38
- Touchdown Bulls. South Florida scores a backbreaker as Yasias Young drives one in with under a minute to go. Florida A&M 17, South Florida 38 (0:18)
- TOUCHDOWN RATTLERS! FAMU makes it a two possession game again as McKay finds Jah’marae Sheread. Buckle up folks. Florida A&M 17, South Florida 31
THIRD QUARTER - FAMU 10, USF 31
- Touchdown Bulls. USF responds immediately with a drive of its own. Mangham finds pay dirt from nine yards out. Florida A&M 10, South Florida 31
- TOUCHDOWN RATTLERS! Terell Jennings finds the endzone from 33 yards out and FAMU has life. Florida A&M 10, South Florida 24
- FAMU puts together a stellar opening drive but stalls out after a turnover on downs inside the 30. Rasean McKay throws a great ball but Xavier Smith can’t keep control of it.
SECOND QUARTER - FAMU 3, USF 24
- Romo-Martinez missess another 45 yarder and that’ll do it for the half.
- Turnover on downs gives FAMU a little bit of life before the break. USF TE Brinkman drops a sure first down on 4th and 2. (0:45)
- Touchdown Bulls. After a bad snap dooms FAMU’s offensive drive and puts the Bulls in prime field position USF makes the Rattlers pay. A four yard Mangham rush and PAT make it... Florida A&M 3, South Florida 24 (3:31)
- Three and out after Markquese Bell gets home to Timmy McClain on a safety blitz and FAMU forces a put. (7:41)
- Rattlers miss a field goal as Romo-Martinez has one doink off the crossbar. FAMU turns over on downs after the 45 yard miss.
- Rattlers were getting set for a field goal that was blown dead. In the midst of the commotion Punter/Holder Chris Faddoul tweaks his knee and is down on the field in pain. Faddoul being helped off the field putting no pressure on the left foot. (8:46)
- Touchdown Bulls. Freshman QB Timmy McClain finds Xavier Weaver after another methodical drive. Rattlers take another haymaker early in this one. Florida A&M 3, South Florida 17 (13:47)
FIRST QUARTER - FAMU 3, USF 10
- Touchdown Bulls. South Florida gets it done on the ground and RB Jaren Mangham goes in for the two yard score. Florida A&M 3, South Florida 10 (3:43)
- TIE GAME! Rattlers drive stalls in Bulls territory but Jose Romo-Martinez ties us all up with a 49 yarder of his own. Florida A&M 3, South Florida 3 (7:27)
- Nothing going for FAMU on the ensuing drive, but the Rattler defense holds serve afterward again. A three and out forces a field goal however USF nails the 49 yarder. Florida A&M 0, South Florida 3 (9:39)
- A huge play for the Rattlers as they stifle USF’s opening drive by forcing a fumble inside the 10. Bell and Mayweather combine for the fumble and recovery.
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