Scores

Final

Florida A&M 3

(3-6, 3-3 MEAC)

N Carolina A&T 16

(5-4, 3-3 MEAC)

1:30 PM ET, November 3, 2012

Aggie Stadium (NC), Greensboro, NC

1 2 3 4 T
FAMU 0 3 0 03
NCAT 6 0 0 1016

Top Performers

Passing: T. Bass (FAMU) - 183 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Mayhew (NCAT) - 23 CAR, 92 YDS

Receiving: L. Lennon (FAMU) - 10 REC, 63 YDS

NC A&,T 16, Florida A&,M 3

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FAMU
NCAT
1st Downs1512
Total Yards259202
Passing18967
Rushing70135
Penalties9-827-47
3rd Down Conversions8-183-9
4th Down Conversions2-30-0
Turnovers12
Possession33:3926:21

Passing Leaders

Florida A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bass26/361835.101
North Carolina A&TC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Quick4/7405.700

Rushing Leaders

Florida A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rocker16422.6013
Bass6294.8017
North Carolina A&TCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mayhew23924.0013
Quick7334.7010

Receiving Leaders

Florida A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lennon10636.3014
Harvey6569.3021
North Carolina A&TRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bullock12727.0027
Raper11616.0016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFAMUNCAT
FG11:14Zach Cimaglia 27 Yd 03
FG01:09Zach Cimaglia 30 Yd 06
SECOND QUARTERFAMUNCAT
FG00:24Chase Varnadore 19 Yd 36
FOURTH QUARTERFAMUNCAT
FG10:38Zach Cimaglia 33 Yd 39
TD10:20D'Vonte Grant 35 Yd Interception Return (Zach Cimaglia Kick) 316