- Associated Press - Saturday, October 5, 2019

TALAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Ryan Stanley’s 2-yard touchdown pass to Xavier Smith with 32 seconds remaining was his fourth TD toss of the day and Florida A&M; beat North Carolina Central 28-21 on Saturday.

Florida A&M; (4-1, 2-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic) built a 14-0 lead and never trailed.

The Eagles (2-4, 1-1) tied it at 21 when Davius Richard completed a 16-yard TD pass to Tyler Barnes which wrapped up a seven-play, 77-yard drive.

Stanley threw for 306 yards and Smith caught nine of Stanley’s 22 completions for 129 yards and two scores. Florida A&M; outgained the Eagles 396-316.

Richard - who had a hand in all NC Central’s touchdowns - threw for 220 yards and a pair of scores and ran for another.

Combined, the two teams were whistled 28 times for 253 yards in penalties.

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