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.
Wisconsin plans to use its speedy new weapon, four-star prospect A.J. Taylor, as a wide receiver when he arrives on campus this summer.
Travon McMillian will be a player Tennessee fans will want to keep an eye on when the Vols face Virginia Tech on Sept. 10.
With one month left to respond to the NCAA's Notice of Allegations, UNC AD Bubba Cunningham said the school will meet that deadline.
West Virginia has what looks to be a tough schedule, but three of its stiffest Big 12 challenges -- against Oklahoma, TCU, and Baylor -- come at home.
UCF wants to leave Michigan with its dignity intact, but a date with Maryland provides a chance to show the Knights' 2015 season was a fluke.
In 1998, Mike Riley suspended two Oregon State players one game for their involvement in the sexual assault of Brenda Tracy. This week, Tracy met with Riley and his football team to share how that assault has affected the last 18 years of her life.
|North Carolina A&T||7-1||10-2|
|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|