GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Zach Cimaglia kicked three field goals-33, 30 and 27 yards- to help North Carolina A&T beat Florida A&M 16-3 Saturday in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference showdown.
D'Vonte Grant's 35-yard interception return for a touchdown put the Aggies ahead 16-3 and sealed the victory.
North Carolina A&T snapped a nine-game losing streak to Florida A&M and held the Rattlers without an offensive touchdown for the first time since 1938.
Cimaglia's two first-quarter field goals put North Carolina A&T (5-4, 3-3) ahead early 6-0.
The Aggie defense held strong the entire game, allowing only a field goal in the second quarter for a 6-3 score at halftime.
The early lead and field goals proved to be enough for the Aggies, as Florida A&M (3-6, 3-3) was held scoreless in the second half.
A strong running game, led by Mike Mayhew's 92 yards, helped North Carolina A&T ride out the victory.
Florida A&M's Joe Taylor announced that he will retire from his 40-year coaching career at season's end. Taylor is tied for third most wins amongst black college coaches, with a career record of 233-96-4, and a 35-19 record at Florida A&M.
Taylor led 11 teams to NCAA playoff or bowl appearances but his greatest success came at Hampton, where he compiled a 136-49-1 record, while winning eight conference titles and four black college football national championships in 1995, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
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.
|North Carolina A&T||7-1||10-2|
|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|