Originally published September 28, 2008
FAMU continues to own Tennessee State
Taylor's 200th win gives Rattlers momentum

ATLANTA He played it off, but they knew better.

Florida A&M University head football coach Joe Taylor was largely hush-hush about the 200-win deal all week.


It's about the game. Play the game better than the last time. Beat this team. Focus on that, he would tell them.

The Rattlers did that, too.

Taylor's players held off a last minute drive by Tennessee State in the 20th Atlanta Football Classic to earn a 28-21 win over the 23rd-ranked team in the Sports Network Division I Championship Subdivision poll and the 25th-ranked team in the Football Championships Subdivision Coaches poll.