Scores

Final

Florida A&M 24

(2-2, 2-0 MEAC)

Delaware State 22

(1-3, 0-1 MEAC)

6:00 PM ET, September 22, 2012

Alumni Stadium (DE), Dover, DE

1 2 3 4 T
FAMU 7 7 7 324
DSU 7 3 6 622

Top Performers

Passing: D. Fleming (FAMU) - 399 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: D. Cheung (DSU) - 18 CAR, 135 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Harvey (FAMU) - 11 REC, 122 YDS, 2 TD

Florida A&,M 24, Delaware St. 22

Associated Press

DOVER, Del. -- Florida A&M's Damien Fleming passed for 399 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Rattlers past Delaware State 24-22 on Saturday.

The Rattlers (2-2, 2-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) has won the past four meetings between the teams and lead the series 22-8.

Travis Harvey was Fleming's principal target, catching 12 passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns for Florida A&M. The Rattlers, who dominated time of possession 35:37 to 24:23, outgained the Hornets (1-3, 0-1) 519 yards to 341 and punted only once.

Dae-Hon Cheung carried most of the load for Delaware State, running 18 times for 136 yards and two touchdowns. Travis Tarpley caught 10 passes for 129 yards. The Hornets played Cincinnati tough last week, forcing six turnovers in a 20-7 loss.

Florida A&M defeated Hampton 44-20 in its MEAC opener in Tallahassee, Fla., last week.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FAMU
DSU
1st Downs2821
Total Yards519341
Passing405194
Rushing114147
Penalties12-957-50
3rd Down Conversions9-142-7
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Turnovers00
Possession35:3724:23

Passing Leaders

Florida A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fleming30/3739910.830
Delaware StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Elko15/211949.200

Rushing Leaders

Florida A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rocker14463.3012
Owens11413.7021
Delaware StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cheung181357.5226
Bryant3144.709

Receiving Leaders

Florida A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harvey1112211.1236
Harvey57815.6038
Delaware StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tarpley1012912.9024
Wilson3289.3016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFAMUDSU
TD11:32Dae-Hon Cheung 10 Yd Run (Mitchell Ward Kick) 07
TD09:06James Owens 8 Yd Pass From Damien Fleming (Chase Varnadore Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERFAMUDSU
FG11:41Mitchell Ward 29 Yd 710
TD07:38Travis Harvey 21 Yd Pass From Damien Fleming (Chase Varnadore Kick) 1410
THIRD QUARTERFAMUDSU
TD04:12Travis Harvey 9 Yd Pass From Damien Fleming (Chase Varnadore Kick) 2110
TD00:16Dae-Hon Cheung 22 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2116
FOURTH QUARTERFAMUDSU
FG10:34Chase Varnadore 29 Yd 2416
TD06:39Nagee Jackson 5 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2422