B-CU Stays On Top of MEAC with 24-13 Win at MSU
BALTIMORE, Md. - Isidore Jackson rushed for 111 yards and the game-clinching touchdown with 1:40 remaining as Bethune-Cookman survived with a 24-13 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) victory over Morgan State on Saturday at Hughes Stadium.
The Wildcats (7-2 overall, 6-0 MEAC) remained atop the conference standings and kept an opponent out of the end zone in the second half for the fourth consecutive game.
Morgan State (3-6,2-4) closed to 17-13 on Earvin Gonzalez' 38-yard field goal with 14:54 remaining, but the Wildcats held the Bears scoreless on two red zone possessions, getting a blocked field goal with nine minutes remaining and another goal line stance as time expired after Jackson's 24-yard insurance score.
B-CU took a 10-7 lead in the second quarter on a Eddie Poole 5-yard pass from Quentin Williams with 14:55 remaining in the first after Dawud Lane's 16-yard interception return gave the Wildcats the ball at the MSU 8-yard line.
The Bears made it a 10-10 halftime tie, but on the opening kickoff of the second half,Tyrone Bouie forced a fumble and Rashad Payne recovered at the Bears 21. Five plays later Brodrick Waters scored on a 5-yard run to give B-CU a 17-10 lead.
The Wildcats take to the field again next weekend at Savannah State in a contest set for a 5 p.m. kickoff.
Bethune-Cookman vs. Morgan State
November 3, 2012 | Hughes Stadium | Baltimore, Md.
With the win, the Wildcats are now...
- 7-2 overall
- 6-0 in the MEAC
- 3-0 versus Morgan State under Brian Jenkins
- 3-1 on the road this year
- 4-1 when the opponent scores first
EXTENDING THE POOLE
Wide receiver Eddie Poole extended his pass-receiving streak to 32 games following a five-yard touchdown strike from Quentin Williams in the second quarter.
TAKE THAT AWAY
The B-CU streak for interceptions went to 16 consecutive games, continuing to be the longest streak in the FCS, following Dawud Lane's pick in the first quarter.
IKE STRIKES AGAIN
Running back Isidore Jackson scampered in from 24 yards out to put the Wildcats up 24-13 with 1:49 remaining in the game.
Today's weather at kick-off: Mostly cloudy; 46 degrees; Wind from the ENE at 2 mph.
Today's distributed attendance was 2,187.