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Monday, September 13, 2010

Missed Scoring Chances in FAMU Territory Cost the Hornets the Game

This game frustrates the Hornets football team and the fans during the Hornets 17-14 lost to Florida A&M. Think about the Hornets had four chances to score in FAMU's territory and come up with 0 points and two turnovers.

Whats worst is that the Hornets didn't have their place kicker Mario Diaz-Aviles on the field because he injured his leg back on September 5 vs Southern.

Lets break down the Hornets four missed opportunities to scored in FAMU Territory:
  • Back in the 1st quarter the Hornets couldn't convert on a 4th down and turned the ball over on downs at the FAMU 19 yard line.
  • Then in the 2nd quarter Jaashawn Jones fumbled the ball at the FAMU 16 yard line giving FAMU the football back.
  • In the 3rd quarter Anthony Glaud threw a interception at the FAMU 6 to John Ojo
  • Last but not least the 4th quarter jitters. With under 4 minutes left, the Hornets had the ball at the FAMU 31. Instead of going for it on 4th and 6 they decided to punt the ball.

  • In the final drive of the fourth quarter, on a 4th and 2 at the FAMU 38, Anthony Glaud was sacked by the Rattlers defense that allowed them to win the game.
The Hornets was in a disadvantage and it hurt them in the long run on special teams and offense.

I have to give the Hornets defense credit they prevent FAMU from doing anymore damage in the game. As for the Hornets offense, they almost had everything right, getting 1st downs, running the ball well, and throwing the ball (except for a some drop, penalties, and overthrown passes).

The Hornets did better than their last game vs Southern but once again the little things and  4th quarter jitters came back to haunt the Hornets again. Delaware State would've been 2-0 instead they are 0-2.