Bethune-Cookman 45

(7-3, 4-3 MEAC)

Howard 16

(4-6, 1-6 MEAC)

1:00 PM ET, November 12, 2005

William H. Greene Stadium, Washington, DC

1 2 3 4 T
COOK 3 7 21 1445
HOW 7 9 0 016

Top Performers

Passing: J. Russell (COOK) - 129 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: E. Weems (COOK) - 12 CAR, 77 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Council (COOK) - 1 REC, 60 YDS, 1 TD

Bethune Cookman 45, Howard 16

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Corey Council scored on a 34-yard touchdown run and a 60-yard touchdown catch to lead Bethune Cookman to a 45-16 win over Howard Saturday.

Eric Weems also scored two touchdowns for the Wildcats (7-3, 4-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who held Howard (4-6, 1-6) without a point in the second half after trailing 16-10. The touchdowns by Council were his first two of the season.

Bethune Cookman as a team rushed for five touchdowns and 330 yards, the highest rushing total allowed by the Bison this season. Howard's defense had been allowing an average of 78 yards rushing yards per game.

Howard's offense came on a 10-yard run and a 16-yard pass by quarterback Ronald Venters, which helped give the Bison a 16-10 lead.

Council's 35-yard run with 12:53 left in the third quarter gave Bethune Cookman the lead for good. His 60-yard catch came on the team's next possession and pushed the lead to 24-16.