The 12th ranked Bethune-Cookman Wildcats piled up 594 yards of offense and raced to a 38-14 win over North Carolina Central.
Heading into the game, senior running back Isidore Jackson needed just 129 yards on the ground to surpass Allen Suber as BCU’s all-time career rushing yardage leader. Jackson racked up 125 of the 129 yards needed in the first half, finished the contest with 182 yards rushing on 20 attempts, and now sits in first place on the career rushing yardage list.
Jackson seemed likely to open the game’s scoring midway through the 1st quarter but fumbled while attempting to stretch the ball across the pylon. The Wildcats would, however, get on the scoreboard later in the opening frame on a 3 yard run by Cary White with 1:17 remaining in the 1st quarter.
Quarterback Quentin Williams hooked up with Eddie Poole for a 31 yard touchdown strike on the Wildcats’ next possession. Williams broke a tackle and extended the play with his legs before finding a wide open Poole in the middle of the field. The pass and catch put BCU up 14-0 early in the 2nd quarter.
Jonathan Cagle pushed the BCU lead to 17-0 with a 31 yard field goal conversion for the final score of the 1st half.
Jackson added a 9 yard TD scamper for the lone points in the 3rd quarter.
The game action heated up early in the 4th with 21 points being scored in a 26 second span.
Freshman running back Michael D. Jones scored on a 3 yard run to the push the Wildcat lead to 31-0. On the ensuing kickoff, NCCU return man Thomas Dixon spoiled the Wildcats’ hopes of a shutout and raced 100 yards to give the Eagles their first points of the afternoon.
True freshman Dre’Sean Nelson supplied an immediate response taking a handoff up the middle and outran the NCCU defense 75 yards for the score.
Kevin Thompson ended the game’s scoring on a 6 yard jolt off-tackle for Central.
Quentin Williams finished the contest 12/20 for 147 yards and 1 touchdown through the air.
Eddie Poole extended his pass catching streak to 44 games and supplanted James Adderley as tops on BCU’s consecutive game with a reception list.
Defensively the Wildcats limited NCCU to -1 yard rushing, 137 total yards, and forced 2 turnovers on the afternoon. Nick Addison and Rony Barrow each recorded interceptions in the contest.
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