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

COOK

SAV

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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