BCU set to take on Morgan State

Bethune-Cookman will put their 10 game conference win streak on the line when they face Morgan State in Baltimore on Saturday.  The Wildcats are in sole-possession of first place in the MEAC and they boast the league’s top offense (380.5 yards per game).  BCU is playing their best football of the season and have won their last three games by a combined score of 118-32.

Morgan State will be looking to play the role of spoiler and seeking to salvage what’s left of a hard-luck season.  MSU’s 3 conference losses this year are by a total of 10 points.  Senior running back Travis Davidson is the conference’s top rusher (805 yards, 11 TDs).  Davidson gained 138 yards rushing on 17 carries in last year’s contest against BCU.  Tyrone Hendrix is a gifted wide receiver and return man and both Robert Council and Seth Higgins are capable signal callers. 

Defensively, MSU has struggled this year.  The Bears are giving up a whopping 440 yards per game. 

Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m..  The game can be viewed live at: http://t.co/oU3bXAXc; or you can listen to the coverage at http://goliathradio.com/.

Wildcats too much for Tigers

For the past two months, coach Brian Jenkins has insisted that the quarterback who practices the best during the week will receive the starting nod on gameday.

Remaining true to his word, Jenkins named David Blackwell as the starting quarterback just minutes before Saturday’s contest against Savannah State.  Blackwell responded by ripping off an 80 yard touchdown run on the Wildcats first offensive play from scrimmage.  He later added two more first half touchdown runs (of 37 yards and 59 yards) as well as two 3rd quarter touchdown passes (46 yarder to Isidore Jackson and 16 yarder to Johnathan Moment).  Blackwell accounted for 350 yards of total offense (203 rushing and 147 passing) in a little over 2 quarters of play.

The Wildcats finished the contest with 625 yards of total offense in route to a 59-3 dismantling of the over-matched Tigers.

Defensively, the Wildcats yielded just 202 yards of total offense and allowed no second half first downs.  Defensive tackle, Harold Love III, led the defensive charge with 12 tackles.

 Team Totals 

SSU 

BCU 

FIRST DOWNS 

23 

   Rushing 

17 

   Passing 

   Penalty 

NET YARDS RUSHING 

149 

431 

   Rushing Attempts 

40 

41 

   Average Per Rush 

3.7 

10.5 

   Rushing Touchdowns 

   Yards Gained Rushing 

191 

461 

   Yards Lost Rushing 

42 

30 

NET YARDS PASSING 

53 

194 

   Completions-Attempts-Int 

6-21-1 

11-17-0 

   Average Per Attempt 

2.5 

11.4 

   Average Per Completion 

8.8 

17.6 

   Passing Touchdowns 

TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 

202 

625 

   Total offense plays 

61 

58 

   Average Gain Per Play 

3.3 

10.8 

Fumbles: Number-Lost 

2-0 

2-1 

Penalties: Number-Yards 

5-30 

10-69 

PUNTS-YARDS 

8-302 

2-78 

   Average Yards Per Punt 

37.8 

39.0 

   Net Yards Per Punt 

30.4 

39.0 

   Inside 20 

   50+ Yards 

   Touchbacks 

   Fair catch 

KICKOFFS-YARDS 

2-119 

10-572 

   Average Yards Per Kickoff 

59.5 

57.2 

   Net Yards Per Kickoff 

28.5 

33.6 

   Touchbacks 

Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 

0-0-0 

5-39-0 

   Average Per Return 

0.0 

7.8 

Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 

10-236-0 

2-62-0 

   Average Per Return 

23.6 

31.0 

Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 

0-0-0 

1-20-0 

Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 

0-0-0 

0-0-0 

Miscellaneous Yards 

Possession Time 

33:52 

26:00 

   1st Quarter 

10:35 

4:25 

   2nd Quarter 

9:32 

5:28 

   3rd Quarter 

7:49 

7:03 

   4th Quarter 

5:56 

9:04 

Third-Down Conversions 

3 of 16 

5 of 9 

Fourth-Down Conversions 

0 of 2 

0 of 1 

Red-Zone Scores-Chances 

1-3 

5-6 

   Touchdowns 

0-3 

4-6 

   Field goals 

1-3 

1-6 

Sacks By: Number-Yards 

1-10 

4-23 

PAT Kicks 

0-0 

8-8 

Field Goals 

1-1 

1-1