SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Damien Fleming threw for two touchdowns and Florida A&M ended a four-game losing streak with a 27-14 victory over Savannah State on Saturday night.
Fleming was the game's leading passer and rusher, throwing for 110 yards on 11-of-18 passing with an interception and rushing for 59 yards.
The Tigers (1-6, 0-3), who came into the game averaging only 55 yards rushing per game, again struggled on the ground with just 37 yards. Antonio Bostick had 99 of the Tigers' 143 yards passing, going 15 of 22, including a TD pass in the final minute. The Tigers' other score came on Marquis Smith's 46-yard interception return in the second quarter that left them trailing 20-7 at the half.
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|