WASHINGTON -- Brandon Flanagan's 42-yard punt return helped Howard take a third-quarter lead and the Bison withstood a late Florida A&M drive to win 17-10 Saturday.
Flanagan's return put Howard (4-1, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) at the Rattlers 14 and Greg McGhee's 1-yard run made it 17-10.
McGhee's 31-yard pass to David Wilson put Howard ahead 10-7 with 1:02 left until halftime, but the Rattlers (2-4, 2-1) tied it in the third quarter on Chase Varnadore's 34-yard field goal. That score was set up by Lenworth Lennon's 39-yard punt return, followed by a facemask penalty.
Florida A&M started its final drive at its 2 and moved to the Howard 6 with 6 seconds left on nine Damien Fleming completions. Fleming couldn't find Michael Ethridge on his next two tries, however, as time ran out.
Fleming completed 26 of 41 for 228 yards and a touchdown but was sacked five times.
After surviving the Les Miles telenovela, which landed LSU's big cigars at No. 5, we're left to ponder who can claim the Bottom 10 title.
SEC Network's Booger McFarland joins Russillo & Kanell to apologize for calling out the Big Ten prior to the first College Football Playoff ranking and to explain why he still doesn't believe in Iowa's abilities.
Josh Parcell and Craig Haubert break down the biggest freshman performances of Week 13 and tell you who to watch during Championship Week.
The Buffaloes are buying into Jim Leavitt's defense, and the progress they made this year should bode well for the team in the future.
In today's mailbag we chat about Oklahoma's national title hopes, Iowa State landing Matt Campbell and the shuffling in Texas Tech's coaching staff.
Ryen Russillo and Danny Kanell react to recently fired Georgia coach Mark Richt interviewing for the Miami (FL) head coaching job and preparing to interview with Virginia, according to ESPN sources.
|North Carolina A&T||7-1||9-2|
|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|