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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SEC Network's Clint Stoerner and Matt Stinchcomb join SEC Now to discuss the keys for Florida to slow down Alabama running back Derrick Henry.
Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly joins SEC Now to talk about his first Egg Bowl experience and his success of the football field.
Former Hawaii quarterback Nick Rolovich will take over his alma mater and said Monday he plans to focus on the bonds his players develop with one another, not on any specific offense or defense.
|North Carolina A&T||7-1||9-2|
|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|