Rattlers looking to limit mistakes off heels of Troy loss

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By: Kevin Keane | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
September 11, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Off the heels of a 59-7 loss at Troy this past weekend, Florida A&M head coach Willie Simmons said last week was a wake up call for his Rattlers.

But, even in a blowout loss there are silver linings, and for FAMU it's finding the areas they need to improve the most on.

One of those areas is turnovers.

Against the Trojans, Rattlers' quarterback Ryan Stanley threw a pair of costly interceptions and, while there were some breakdowns on the offensive line, there were times where Stanley clearly tried to force some passes, leading to mistakes.

On Tuesday, Simmons said he and his coaching staff will work to correct those mistakes ahead of Jackson State.

"The numbers to success comes when he's efficient with the football, when he doesn't force things," Simmons said. "The interception last week; the first one he threw was a forced pass on a scramble. Just throw the ball out of bounds or allow us to either punt it or line up and snap another play.

"So, again, for him i'ts about not trying to take those chances when they're unnecessary," Simmons continued.

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