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.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
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|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|