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It Was A Pride Thing: Southern, FAMU and the battle for 90s HBCU Football supremacy

Starting in 1995, the FAMU-Southern rivalry was always a factor in the race for the Black College Football title in the 1990s.

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1998: The Shootout at Mumford

FAMU 50, Southern 48

This game might have been the climax of the rivalry between the Jaguars and Rattlers.

The game was back-and-forth action from the Zero Quarter (when the bands arrived) until the end of the Fifth Quarter as the Marching 100 and the Human Jukebox were in their prime just as their correllating football teams, both of which were fighting for conference titles and the postseason.

Pat Bonner and the RAC Boys came into that game on a roll, racking up prolific numbers at record-breaking pace. That Saturday in Baton Rouge was no different as he threw for 469 yards and three touchdowns. But it was a 10 yard pass from Bonner to Cedric Benson that set up Juan Toro’s game-winning field goal.

I could write more on the game, but just watch “The Original Gulf Coast Offense: The Mad Bomber and The RAC Boys,” and keep it moving.

Watch Out For Part III of our FAMU-SU Series: “The Embarassment Game.”

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It Was A Pride Thing: Southern, FAMU and the battle for 90s HBCU Football supremacy
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