Bethune-Cookman and Alcorn State had never faced off in an official gridiron competition prior to Sunday’s 1:00 MEAC/SWAC Challenge. By 5:05 pm, officials from both schools elected to keep it that way after severe weather around Daytona Beach forced an extended stoppage of play.
The game was interrupted at the 7:14 mark of 2nd quarter shortly after Alcorn had taken a 13-7 lead.
The Wildcats opened the scoring on a 28 yard TD strike from Larry Brihm to Jontavious Carter.
Successive touchdown passes of 38 and 18 yards by Alcorn’s trigger man, Lenorris Footman, gave the Braves a 13-7 lead just before the weather delay.
Multiple attempts were made to restart the contest before representatives from both schools finally called the game and ruled it a “no contest.”
BCU travels to Dallas next week for its season opener against North Texas.