ORLANDO, Fla. — Anthony Jordan rushed for two touchdowns to ignite Bethune-Cookman to a 26-16 triumph over Florida A&M on Saturday.
The sixth straight victory by the Wildcats (8-3, 6-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which ended the regular season for both teams, enabled Bethune-Cookman to share the runner-up spot in the league with South Carolina State. Norfolk State won the conference title.
The Rattlers (7-4, 5-3), who led 3-0 after the first quarter, damaged their chances of winning a fourth straight Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Classic by committing five turnovers and yielding a safety. The Rattlers managed only 58 yards rushing.
Jordan’s second rushing touchdown, which came with 5:33 left in the third quarter, was a 6-yard run that increased Bethune-Cookman’s lead to 24-10. It came after D.J. Howard of the Wildcats intercepted Damien Fleming‘s pass at the Florida A&M 41.
In their final game in a Bethune-Cookman uniform, Seniors Reggie Sandilands, Ryan Davis, and Ryan Lewis combined for 21 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, a sack, 2 forced fumbles, and an interception.
|NET YARDS RUSHING||58||259|
|Average Per Rush||2.6||4.9|
|Yards Gained Rushing||81||266|
|Yards Lost Rushing||23||7|
|NET YARDS PASSING||287||81|
|Average Per Attempt||7.6||4.5|
|Average Per Completion||13.7||6.2|
|TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS||345||340|
|Total offense plays||60||71|
|Average Gain Per Play||5.8||4.8|
|Average Yards Per Punt||50.0||27.6|
|Net Yards Per Punt||50.0||27.6|
|Average Yards Per Kickoff||46.8||55.4|
|Net Yards Per Kickoff||24.2||46.0|
|Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD||0-0-0||2-0-0|
|Average Per Return||0.0||0.0|
|Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD||4-27-0||4-90-0|
|Average Per Return||6.8||22.5|
|Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD||0-0-0||1-10-0|
|Third-Down Conversions||5 of 12||7 of 15|
|Fourth-Down Conversions||0 of 0||1 of 1|
|Sacks By: Number-Yards||0-0||2-21|
- Bethune-Cookman beats Florida A&M 26-16 (newsok.com)