North Carolina A&T 22, Florida A&M 16

Updated: October 18, 2003, 11:58 PM ET

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Jamal Jones caught a 33-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to break a tie as North Carolina A&T beat Florida A&M 22-16 Saturday.

On fourth-and-2, Rico Watkins rolled out on a bootleg and found Jones, who shook off a defender to make the catch for the Aggies (6-1).

The Rattlers (4-4) had a chance to score from the Aggies 15-yard line with 5 seconds remaining, but defensive end Rickie Lewis sacked Ben Dougherty for a 7-yard loss as time expired.

Florida A&M fell behind 16-3 after Curtis DeLoatch returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown on the Rattlers' first possession of the second half.

The Rattlers rallied to tie the game with 10:20 remaining after Dougherty ran in a touchdown from 5 yards out and then connected with Rod Miller on a 14-yard TD pass three plays after the Aggies fumbled.

Dougherty led the Rattlers with 238 yards on 26-for-40 passing while rushing for 45 yards. Miller caught eight passes for 78 yards.

Micheaux Hollingsworth ran 22 times for 85 yards for the Aggies. Douglas Brown had three catches for 73 yards.

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