2014 Florida Classic – Florida A&M vs. Bethune Cookman
If you love college football played at its highest
level, you're definitely in the right spot, as the Florida Classic routinely brings together some of the most explosive playmakers
you'll find anywhere. Put down the remote and head out to see what all the excitement is about as the Florida Classic once
again brings together Florida A&M and Bethune Cookman for a matchup that everyone will be buzzing about around town. This
is an annual matchup that has been bringing for decades and generations at this point, which makes the Florida Citrus Bowl
in Orlando the place to be if you're expecting to see some riveting college football filled with explosive playmakers.
there are lots of exciting matchups on the college football calendar, this is a big one for both university year in and year
out, but that's not something that you're going to truly appreciate until you get a chance to see it first-hand. When you're
there of the middle of a passionate crowd that is hinging on every single snap of the ball coming down the home stretch of
the game, it won't be hard to see why this is a matchup that has survived the test of time and remains as good as it ever
was. Thanks to an exciting style of football brought to the field by each team and great fan bases to boot, this is a game
that you definitely don't want to miss out on.
Florida Classic Info
In more than three decades of action,
there is have been some unbelievable moments in this exciting annual rivalry, and that's not something likely to change any
time in the near future as this rivalry seems to only get better with age. While Bethune Cookman has a campus in Daytona Beach,
Florida A&M is based in Tallahassee, which makes Orlando an easy trip for either school. Put it all together and this
is the type of rivalry that has a perfect backdrop in the Florida Citrus Bowl and you can count on there being plenty of passionate
fans from both sides. Though pros are great to watch too, there is something extra special when it's only university pride
on the line during a game like the Florida Classic, as it's the type of experience that completely speaks for itself.
NCAA Football Experience
Sure, you could see a glimpse of the big game from your living room, but it's a different
experience altogether to actually be there to see all of the action unfold. With a field filled with talented playmakers,
you'll be treated to a top-tier sporting event that will be unlike anything else, so don't wait too long to start making your
plans to join in the excitement in another hard-hitting season of action. No matter how many ways there are to follow the
Florida Classic these days, the experience you'll have from the stands is still irreplaceable, and it won't be long until
you're clinging to the edge of your seat as you wait for the crucial snaps that will decide the game.
Classic Football History
The rivalry between the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats and the Florida A&M University
Rattlers dates back to 1925, but the first official Florida Classic took place in 1978. Since then, these two universities
have gotten very familiar with one another, making for some epic matchups as these two programs have continued to improve
over the years. Though both teams have had dominant stretches, overall the series remains extremely competitive and just about
anything can happen when these two teams hit the field for the Florida Classic. Recently, it's been Bethune-Cookman that has
had the upper hand, winning each matchup from 2011 through 2013, but Florida A&M has proved that they won't be held down
for long, giving you plenty of reasons to head out and join in the action this time around.
Florida Classic Football
How many times has the Florida Classic went to overtime?
The answer is two, which actually happened in
back-to-back seasons in 2004 and 2005. In 2004, it was Bethune-Cookman that outlasted Florida A&M with an unbelievable
58-50 win, though it was the Rattlers who got their revenge in 2005, squeezing out a 26-23 win to mark the second and most
recent overtime matchup for the Florida Classic.
Florida Classic Football Fans
The Florida Classic has
quite the home in Orlando at the Florida Citrus Bowl, a legendary football stadium that has been around since the 1930s, forming
the perfect backdrop for a highly anticipated game featuring plenty of explosive playmakers. College football played at this
level is simply something to behold, particularly when you're talking about a rivalry that runs deep and talented programs
that always know how to bring their A-game on the gridiron. With excitable fan bases at your side and some big-time talent
down below, it won't be hard to see why the Florida Classic is one of those games that fans tend to have circled on their
calendars each and every year.