Southern, FAMU to meet in 2019 and 2020

Southern, FAMU to meet in 2019 and 2020
A.W. Mumford Stadium (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Southern Jaguars and the Florida A&M Rattlers will meet in 2019 and 2020, the university announced Wednesday.

The teams will meet on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Bragg Memorial Stadium in Tallahassee and on Saturday, September 12, 2020, in A.W. Mumford Stadium.

"The two-year, home-and-home agreement with Southern University is a "win-win" for both schools," FAMU Athletic Director John Eason, Ph.D. said. "We are excited about the opportunity of playing one of the most recognized football programs among HBCUs.  It represents our efforts to ignite our fan base with games they want to see."

"The renewal of this rivalry represents the best of both schools and will spark high interest among our respective fans," Southern Athletic Director Roman Banks said. "This one is a 'no-brainer.' Southern and FAMU should play each other and we're extremely excited about this development."

The Jags and Rattlers first met in 1941 and FAMU leads the series 33-26-1.

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