TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)Jah’Marae Sheread scored on a 34-yard catch-and-run from backup quarterback Rasean McKay on fourth down – breaking five tackles on the way – to spark Florida A&M to a 34-7 victory over Division II-member Fort Valley State on Saturday.
McKay’s effort on a fourth-and-4 play – in a game that saw a 30-minute lightning delay in the first half – helped the Rattlers (1-1) pull away from a 7-7 halftime tie. McKay took over in the second half for freshman QB Junior Muratovic. A&M’s defense got in on the scoring when Isaiah Land forced a fumble on a sack that was scooped up and returned 45 yards for a score by Lerodrick James for a 21-7 lead. Bishop Bonnett added a 12-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.
Muratovic connected with tight end Kamari Young for A&M’s first TD of the season in the first quarter. The Rattlers were held to two field goals in a 7-6 season-opening loss to Jackson State. Jose Romo-Martinez added two fourth-quarter field goals, including a 49-yarder.
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