Wildcats overpower Savannah State 48-20

BCU vs UCF-99SAVANNAH, Ga. — Larry Brihm threw three touchdown passes and ran for one more, and Bethune-Cookman’s defense forced five turnovers to beat Savannah State 48-20 on Saturday night.

Knotted at 7 at the end of the first quarter, Brihm threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Frank Brown. Thomas Finnie intercepted a Tino Smith pass on Savannah State’s next offensive play, and Brihm responded on first down with a 47-yard TD strike to Jhomo Gordon. Brihm ran for a 12-yard touchdown, and capped his scoring with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Jaime Wilson early in the third.

Finnie had two interceptions and Jameson Wright one, and Robert Way and Korey Harris recovered fumbles for the Wildcats (6-1, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).

Michael Knox ran for a 10-yard score and threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Cantrell Frazier to lead Savannah State (0-7, 0-4).

BCU outgained SSU 543 total yards to 202.

Team Stat Comparison

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1st Downs 27 10
Total Yards 543 202
Passing 254 132
Rushing 289 70
Penalties 8-74 8-55
3rd Down Conversions 7-16 2-12
4th Down Conversions 3-7 2-2
Turnovers 2 5
Possession 36:33 23:27

Passing Leaders

Bethune-Cookman C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Larry Brihm 13/19 222 11.7 3 0
Brett Maxie 6/9 32 3.6 0 0
Savannah State C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Michael Knox 9/18 117 6.5 1 1
Tino Smith 4/10 15 1.5 0 2

Rushing Leaders

Bethune-Cookman CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Danny Dillard 11 87 7.9 1 34
Michael D. Jones 10 58 5.8 1 17
Savannah State CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Richard Williams 14 36 2.6 0 14
Tino Smith 3 27 9.0 0 29

Receiving Leaders

Bethune-Cookman REC YDS AVG TD LG
Jhomo Gordon 2 68 34.0 1 47
Frank Brown 2 56 28.0 1 52
Savannah State REC YDS AVG TD LG
Cantrell Frazier 6 57 9.5 1 15
Jeremiah Harris 1 33 33.0 0 33

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTER COOK SAV
TD 5:05 Michael D. Jones 1 Yd Run (Haden Hoggarth Kick) 7 0
TD 0:00 Michael Knox 10 Yd Run (John Barron Kick) 7 7
SECOND QUARTER COOK SAV
TD 8:05 Frank Brown 52 Yd pass from Larry Brihm (Haden Hoggarth Kick) 14 7
TD 7:39 Jhomo Gordon 47 Yd pass from Larry Brihm (Haden Hoggarth Kick) 21 7
TD 2:16 Larry Brihm 12 Yd Run (Haden Hoggarth Kick) 28 7
THIRD QUARTER COOK SAV
TD 11:04 Jaime Wilson 17 Yd pass from Larry Brihm (Haden Hoggarth PAT failed) 34 7
TD 9:31 Danny Dillard 34 Yd Run (Haden Hoggarth Kick) 41 7
FOURTH QUARTER COOK SAV
TD 14:21 Brett Maxie 1 Yd Run (Haden Hoggarth Kick) 48 7
TD 13:19 Cantrell Frazier 15 Yd pass from Michael Knox (John Barron Kick) 48 14
TD 0:16 Nicholas Bentley 1 Yd Run (Dakota Garcia PAT blocked) 48 20

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Great news on the injury update to Korey Harris. Harris, who was carted off the field on a stretcher during Bethune-Cookman’s 49-12 Homecoming victory over Howard on Saturday, is expected to play this weekend according to head coach Brian Jenkins.

BCU rush to 49-12 Homecoming victory over Howard

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IMG_9043Bethune-Cookman outrushed the Howard Bison by a nearly 5:1 ratio (268 yards to 58) and secured a 49-12 Homecoming victory in front of 10,247 fans packed inside Daytona Beach’s Municipal Stadium on Saturday. Anthony Jordan led the Wildcats on the ground with 102 yards and 2 touchdowns on 11 attempts.

Jordan also contributed in the passing game and helped setup the Cat’s opening score after hooking up with Quentin Williams for a 19 and 16 yard pass and catch on the first two plays from scrimmage. Jordan capped the drive with a 3 yard touchdown run to push BCU ahead 7-0. The drive covered 75 yards and 11 plays. Williams was 4-4 for 57 yards through the air on the drive.

After a would be three and out on Howard’s ensuing possession, the penalty bug raised its ugly head when BCU extended the Bison’s drive with two consecutive encroachment penalties on 3rd down. The Bison offense capitalize on the Wildcat miscues but could only come away with a 46 yard John Fleck field goal to close the gap to 7-3.

The Wildcats took its second offensive possession the length of the field and found paydirt when Cary White raced off tackle 19 yards for BCU’s second rushing touchdown of the afternoon. The drive was sustained on the heels of a beautiful over the shoulder 30 yard grab by DeVonte Washington on 3rd down and 8 from the Howard 49 yardline.

Fleck added a second Bison field goal on Howard’s second possession this time from 31 yards out.

A 69 yard Drexler Dixon kickoff return followed by a 15 yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on a Howard player for participating without a helmet setup BCU with great field position at the Howard 13. Quentin Williams called his own number five plays later and scored on a 1 yard quarterback keeper to push the Wildcat lead to 21-6. The score remained the same heading into halftime.

The offensive fireworks continued in the second half when HU’s Robert Mercer returned the second half kickoff 74 yards to the BCU 23. 4 plays later, reigning MEAC Offensive Player of the year, Greg McGhee, scored on a one yard quarterback keeper to cut BCU’s lead to 21-12.

The Wildcats, not to be outdone, opened its first possession of the second half in similarly spectacular fashion. After a modest return to its own 21 yardline, Anthony Jordan scampered 79 yards for his second touchdown run on BCU’s first offensive play in the second half. Jordan’s touchdown run pushed BCU’s lead to 28-12 and was the Wildcat’s longest play from scrimmage this season.

“We got punched in the mouth (to open the second half),” B-CU coach Brian Jenkins said. “They came out with a big return off of our guys’ lackadaisical play. Then, they got it in the end zone a couple of plays later. But I tell our guys it’s not that you get punched in the mouth, it’s how you respond. And they responded.”

Quarterback Quentin Williams was a very respectable 6 for 9 passing for 114 yards through 2 and half quarters. However, Williams, who also ran for a score, was replaced by redshirt freshman quarterback Larry Brihm in the middle of the 3rd quarter.

“We had it planned to play Larry,” Jenkins said. “We think he’s an explosive player.”

Brihm rewarded his coach’s trust by leading the Wildcats on 3 second half scoring drives during which time he threw his first collegiate touchdown (a 24 yard strike to Jhomo Gordon in the right corner of the endzone); he scored on his first college rushing touchdown on a 2 yard keeper; and he engineered the drive that ended with Jamaruz Thompkins scoring his first collegiate touchdown (on a 2 yard run).

Brihm finished the contest 7 for 11 passing for 58 yards and 1 touchdown.

Ralph Williams led the defensive charge accounting for 11 total tackles, 2 tackles for loss and 1 fumble recovery.

Injury update–

Defensive lineman Korey Harris, who was transported off the field on a stretcher, is reported to be fine according to head coach Brian Jenkins.  “He had some numbness in the beginning but the feeling returned before he was carted off.”  Our doctors did a tremendous job of immediately addressing the issue which gives me a lot of confidence.  He was transported to the hospital for precautionary reasons but he is fine.”

Team Stat Comparison

HOW

COOK

1st Downs 17 25
3rd down efficiency
5-15 8-12
4th down efficiency
2-3 1-1
Total Yards 265 440
Passing 207 172
Comp-Att
20-39 13-20
Yards per pass
5.3 8.6
Rushing 58 268
Rushing Attempts
27 48
Yards per rush
2.1 5.6
Penalties 5-58 12-126
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles lost
2 0
Interceptions thrown
0 0
Possession 27:38 32:22

Attendance: 10,247

Hailwildcats.com 2k14 Homecoming Tailgate Party Zone Spot 81 @ Municipal Stadium 1p.m.

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Updated: $65 Roundtrip on HAILWILDCATS.COM Fan Bus to South Carolina State, October 25th, 2014, $80 w/ Game Ticket!

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You are cordially invited to hop onboard the HailWildcats.com ‘Road to the Championship’ Fan Bus as we support our team in their quest to have another successful season. Our Fighting Wildcats will travel to Orangeburg, South Carolina (Oliver C. Dawson Stadium) on Saturday October 25th, 2014  to take on South Carolina State University Bulldogs, kickoff at 1:3o p.m.

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Wildcats need two late scores and late defensive stand to preserve 34-33 win

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Donald Smith’s interception on FTU’s 2-point conversion attempt preserves 34-33 win for BCU

Quentin Williams threw two touchdowns and ran for a third to lift Bethune-Cookman to a 34-33 comeback win over Florida Tech on Saturday.

BCU trailed 27-20 heading into the fourth quarter but Williams tied the game with a 27 yard touchdown run at the 3:18 mark and connected with Frank Brown on a 67 yard catch and run with 1:25 remaining in the contest to push BCU’s lead to 34-27.

Florida Tech, a Division II team, had a chance to win the contest after marching 80 yards on the ensuing possession and narrowing the lead to 34-33. Donald Smith intercepted Mark Cato’s pass on the two point conversion attempt to preserve the win for the Wildcats.

BCU improved to 3-1 on the year and will begin conference play next Saturday against Delaware State in Daytona Beach.

Team Stat Comparison

  FLTH COOK
1st Downs 18 24
3rd down efficiency 7-17 7-15
4th down efficiency 1-2 1-1
Total Yards 425 401
Passing 310 222
Comp-Att 20-37 16-28
Yards per pass 8.4 7.9
Rushing 115 179
Rushing Attempts 28 46
Yards per rush 4.1 3.9
Penalties 6-33 13-112
Turnovers 3 1
Fumbles lost 2 1
Interceptions thrown 1 0
Possession 26:03 33:57

 

 

Wildcats remain in Top 15 in both polls after loss to UCF

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BCU vs UCF-325Bethune-Cookman held on to it’s Top 15 ranking in both the FCS Coaches’ Poll (#14) and the SportsNetwork Media Poll (#15) even after falling 41-7 to FBS foe Central Florida this past weekend.

North Dakota State was the unanimous No. 1 pick in the Football Championship Subdivision Coaches Poll this week. The Bison totaled a perfect 650 points after receiving all 26 first-place votes for the first time this season.

NDSU extended its FCS-record winning streak to 28 games after topping then No. 3 Montana, 22-10, on Saturday in a matchup of top-five teams. The Bison totaled 447 yards of offense, including 280 rushing yards, and possessed the ball for 39:08 to earn their 16th straight home win. Kicker Adam Keller kicked a school-record five field goals, including a season-long 47-yard field goal, and added one extra point to score 16

Nine conferences were represented among the 25 teams. The Missouri Valley Football Conference led all conferences with seven teams in the top 25. The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) was second with four schools while the Big Sky, Big South and Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) each placed three.

The FCS Coaches Poll is based exclusively on a voting panel of head coaches in the FCS under the cooperation of the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA) and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and is administered by the Southern Conference.

RANK SCHOOL RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 North Dakota State (26) 4-0 650 1
2 Eastern Washington 3-1 623 2
3 Coastal Carolina 4-0 578 5
4 McNeese State 1-1 545 6
5 Villanova 2-1 526 7
6 Montana 2-2 505 3
7 New Hampshire 2-1 494 9
8 Jacksonville State 2-1 492 8
9 South Dakota State 3-1 449 10
10 UNI 1-2 408 11
11 Southeastern Louisiana 2-2 368 4
12 Youngstown State 3-1 303 15
13 William & Mary 3-1 301 17
14 Bethune-Cookman 2-1 273 12
15 Chattanooga 1-2 271 14
16 Southern Illinois 3-1 269 13
17 Montana State 2-2 241 16
18 Eastern Kentucky 4-1 210 22
19 Fordham 3-1 188 19
20 Tennessee State 3-1 154 2
21 Richmond 2-2 141 18
22 Illinois State 2-0 101 24
23 Liberty 3-1 80 NR
24 Missouri State 3-1 65 NR
25 Charleston Southern 4-0 39 NR

Dropped out: No. 21 Furham, No. 23 Northern Arizona, No. T25 Bryant, No. T25 Sam Houston State

Others receiving votes: Sam Houston State 26, Towson 22, Furman 18, Alcorn State 16, Samford 16, Harvard 13, Northern Arizona 13, Sacramento State 12, Stephen F. Austin 9, Indiana State 7, North Carolina A&T 7, Albany 5, Alabama State 3, South Dakota 3, Bryant 2, Cal Poly 2, Northwestern State 1, Southeast Missouri State 1

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