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Florida A&M defeats Delaware St. 21-12

Sep 15, 2009 - 9:37 PM TALLAHASEE, Fla.(AP) -- Curtis Pulley rushed for 196 yards to lead Florida A&M to a 21-12 victory over Delaware State on Saturday night.

The Rattlers (1-0, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) rushed for 328 yards as a team and snapped a four-game losing streak to the Hornets (0-1, 0-1).

It was the Rattlers' second straight season-opening win.

Pulley had FAMU's longest run, a 47-yard touchdown jaunt, dancing around a handful of defenders at midfield, before breaking free and racing down the sideline to give the Rattlers a 21-6 lead in the third quarter.

Pulley also was 12 of 19 for 140 yards.

Delaware State quarterback Anthony Glaud, making his first start, was 17 of 32 for 188 yards and a first-half touchdown.

FAMU's Lonvontae Page added 61 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries, and Mykel Benson had a 1-yard touchdown run.