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FAMU-Cookman Rivalry Heats Up the State of Florida

With attendance increasing at college football bowl games, the Florida Classic  leads the Black college post season parade, recently surpassing the Bayou Classic between Grambling and Southern. 
The rivalry began in 1925 with Florida A&M winning the first game, 25-0.
Bethune Cookman
took the second contest a year later. The game became a hotly-contested rivalry even with FAMU’s dominating the series early (19 straight victories). 

The first “Florida Classic” was played in 1978, and Florida A&M turned a 17-0 halftime deficit into ascintillating come-from-behind 27-17 win. They went to capture their first NCAA Division 1-AAchampionship.
As they continued to play before ever- increasing crowds, they were forced to consider using bigger venues than their smaller home stadiums. The games were held at sites like Daytona International Speedway and Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee before the two schools agreed on a permanent site in Tampa in 1978.
The Rattlers lead the series, 48-15-1 .

1925      FAMU 23, B–CC 0
1926      B–CC  12, FAMU 0
1927      FAMU 12, B–CC 6
1929      FAMU 6, B–CC 6
1930      FAMU 32, B–CC 0
1931      FAMU 32, B–CC 0
1932      FAMU 25, B–CC 0
1947      FAMU 6, B–CC 0
1950      FAMU 32, B–CC 7
1951      FAMU 26, B–CC 13
1952      B–CC  8,  FAMU 7
1953      FAMU 39, B–CC 7
1955      FAMU 32, B–CC 0
1956      FAMU 54, B–CC 6
1957      FAMU 45, B–CC 6
1958      FAMU 29, B–CC 0
1959      FAMU 68, B–CC 6
1960      FAMU 97, B–CC 0
1961      FAMU 76, B–CC 0
1962      FAMU 52, B–CC 6
1963      FAMU 38, B–CC 14
1964      FAMU 31, B–CC 14
1965      FAMU 47, B–CC 8
1966      FAMU 37, B–CC 13
1967      FAMU 30, B–CC 6
1968      FAMU 23, B–CC 20
1969      FAMU 60, B–CC 15
1970      FAMU 20, B–CC 9
1971      FAMU 33, B–CC 20
1972      FAMU 28, B–CC 18
1973      B–CC 21, FAMU 13
1974      (DIS)B–CC  6, FAMU 0
1975      FAMU 17, B–CC 7
1976      B–CC 34, FAMU 0
1977      FAMU 14, B–CC 7
1978      FAMU 27, B–CC 17

1979      B–CC 25, FAMU 20
1980      B–CC 16, FAMU 14
1981      FAMU 29, B–CC 0
1982      FAMU 29, B–CC 14
1985      B–CC 31, FAMU 27
1986      FAMU 16, B–CC 6
1987      FAMU 21, B–CC 10
1988      B–CC 25, FAMU 0
1989      FAMU 30, B–CC 7
1990      FAMU 42, B–CC 20
1991      FAMU 46, B–CC 28
1992      B–CC 35, FAMU 21
1993      FAMU 27, B–CC 22
1994      B–CC 27, FAMU 24
1995      FAMU 43, B–CC 0
1996      FAMU 41, B–CC 7
1997      FAMU 52, B–CC 35
1998      FAMU 50, B–CC 14
1999      FAMU 63, B–CC 14
2000      FAMU 31, B–CC 28
2001      FAMU 31, B–CC 21
2002      B–CC 37, FAMU 10
2003      B–CC 39, FAMU 35
2004      B–CC 58, FAMU 52
2005      FAMU 26, B–CC 23
2006      FAMU 35, B–CC 21
2007      B–CC 34, FAMU 7
2008      FAMU 58, B–CC 35
2009      FAMU 42, B–CC 6
2010      FAMU 38, B–CC 27
2011      B–CC 26, FAMU 16
2012      B–CC 21, FAMU 16
2013      B–CC 29, FAMU 10
2014      B–CC 18, FAMU 17
2015      B–CC 35, FAMU 14
2016      B–CC 39, FAMU 19
2017      B–CC 29, FAMU 24

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