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.

Team Statistics  

 Team Totals  FAMU  BCU 
FIRST DOWNS  16  19 
   Rushing  16 
   Passing  11 
   Penalty 
NET YARDS RUSHING  58  259 
   Rushing Attempts  22  53 
   Average Per Rush  2.6  4.9 
   Rushing Touchdowns 
   Yards Gained Rushing  81  266 
   Yards Lost Rushing  23 
NET YARDS PASSING  287  81 
   Completions-Attempts-Int  21-38-3  13-18-1 
   Average Per Attempt  7.6  4.5 
   Average Per Completion  13.7  6.2 
   Passing Touchdowns 
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS  345  340 
   Total offense plays  60  71 
   Average Gain Per Play  5.8  4.8 
Fumbles: Number-Lost  3-2  1-1 
Penalties: Number-Yards  7-85  9-75 
PUNTS-YARDS  3-150  5-138 
   Average Yards Per Punt  50.0  27.6 
   Net Yards Per Punt  50.0  27.6 
   Inside 20 
   50+ Yards 
   Touchbacks 
   Fair catch 
KICKOFFS-YARDS  4-187  5-277 
   Average Yards Per Kickoff  46.8  55.4 
   Net Yards Per Kickoff  24.2  46.0 
   Touchbacks 
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 
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD  1-31-0  3-0-0 
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD  0-0-0  1-10-0 
Miscellaneous Yards 
Possession Time  27:11  32:49 
   1st Quarter  7:09  7:51 
   2nd Quarter  5:41  9:19 
   3rd Quarter  10:24  4:36 
   4th Quarter  3:57  11:03 
Third-Down Conversions  5 of 12  7 of 15 
Fourth-Down Conversions  0 of 0  1 of 1 
Red-Zone Scores-Chances  2-3  3-3 
   Touchdowns  1-3  2-3 
   Field goals  1-3  1-3 
Sacks By: Number-Yards  0-0  2-21 
PAT Kicks  1-1  3-3 
Field Goals  1-1  1-1 
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