FAMU renews football rivalry with Southern University

Published: May. 2, 2018 at 3:34 PM EDT
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By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports

May 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- On Wednesday, FAMU announced they will renew their rivalry against Southern University beginning in 2019.

FAMU and SU last met in 2012, and have met 60 times in total dating back to 1946.

The Rattlers will host the first game of the newly-announced home-and-home on September 21, 2019 and the Jaguars will host on September 12, 2020.

"The two-year, home-and-home agreement with Southern University is a “win-win for both schools," said FAMU Athletic Director John Eason. "We are excited about the opportunity of playing one of the most recognized football programs among HBCU's. It represents our efforts to ignite our fan base with games they want to see.”

The series was once an annual affair, but that was suspended in 2001. Since then, the two schools have played one another four times: once in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge in 2007, in a regular season game at SU in 2008 and twice in the Atlanta Football Classic in 2011 and 2012.

FAMU holds an all-time 33-26-1 record against SU.