The FAMU Rattler Football team opened up the 2017 season with an impressive 29-7 victory over the Texas Southern Tigers. The victory marks the first home opening win at Bragg Memorial Stadium in four years. The crowd of 15,401 watch on as the Rattler defense held the Tigers to 202 total yard in the ESPNU nationally televised game. With enthusiasm on a high, the Rattlers will travel to Little Rock, Arkansas Thursday, August 31st to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks.
After FAMU takes on the Razorbacks, then its off to Tampa, Florida for the FAMU Tampa Classic. The Rattlers are hosting a football game in Tampa for the first time since 1996 as they take on their rival Tennessee State Tigers. Get your tickets now by contacting the Rattler Ticket Office at (850) 599-3141 or going online to www.ticketmaster.com.
2017 marks the third consecutive year Rattler Nation has set a record for season ticket sales. With these sales steadily increasing, the Florida A&M University looks to duplicate these efforts on Saturday, September 16th in Raymond James Stadium.