This game is all about stopping the run. FAMU has found that it can run against most anybody in the MEAC. They need to reconsider their play calling in the red zone because they can’t afford to waste scoring opportunities. When Howard wins it because they are able to run and set up the pass. The FAMU defense has been particularly vulnerable against the run of late, but will need to figure it out if they want to win.
FAMU should have home advantage, only the Rattler fans appear to need some type of motivation before they can cheer. When they do cheer they seem to run out of energy before the game is concluded. Should the fans decide to be vocal whenever the Rattlers are on defense, it could make a difference in this game.
The teams are closer than reports have made it seem. They both have glaring weaknesses and obvious strengths. We know that Howard will show up and play their game. FAMU has yet to put a complete game together and time is running out. I anticipate this will be the game where FAMU puts it all together and for better or worse we get to see what this Rattler team is capable of.
I pick the Rattlers to win by 10!
Here’s the pregame analysis.