FAMU dominates in Simmons' debut, 41-7

By: Michael Hudak | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
September 1, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Saturday, the FAMU Rattlers outclassed Fort Valley State, 41-7, in their home opener at Bragg Memorial Stadium. The Rattlers accounted for over 400 total yards of offense.

Willie Simmons won't let his homecoming get in the way of the true story.

"A lot of people want to make this win about me, but it's not about me," Simmons said after the game. "It's about these young men. They work hard every single day and they deserve this win. I'm glad they got it."

As impressive as the offense was, the Rattlers defense might have one-up'ed them. Simmons stressed the importance of stopping the run on many occasions throughout the off season. Saturday, his team held the Wildcats to -12 yards rushing.

"They say the biggest jump for a team is from week one to week two," Simmons said. "So, i'm excited to see how big of a jump we can make now that we have a game under our belt."

The Rattlers will now head to Alabama to take on Troy. Simmons is truly a perfectionist, focusing on his team's minuscule miscues more so than its successes after the game. For now, however, he's unblemished and undefeated.

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