Scores

Final

Bethune-Cookman 24

(3-5, 1-5 MEAC)

N Carolina A&T 20

(0-9, 0-7 MEAC)

1:30 PM ET, October 27, 2007

Aggie Memorial Stadium, Las Cruces, NM

1 2 3 4 T
COOK 3 14 0 724
NCAT 0 3 11 620

Top Performers

Passing: S. Morgan (NCAT) - 137 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Brannon (COOK) - 9 CAR, 43 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Council (COOK) - 6 REC, 90 YDS, 1 TD

Bethune-Cookman 24, N. Carolina A&,T 20

Associated Press

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Justin Brannon ran for two touchdowns, including a last-minute 2-yard scramble that gave Bethune-Cookman a 24-20 come-from-behind win over North Carolina A&T on Saturday.

Brannon ran 23 yards for his first score early in a second quarter that saw the Wildcats (3-5, 1-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) cruise to a 17-0 lead a few minutes later on a 50-yard pass from Jimmie Russell to Corey Council.

That's when the Aggies (0-9, 0-5) began fighting back, capping the half with a 28-yard field goal that at least got them on the board at halftime, 17-3.

A&T blazed into the second half, scoring on a 40-yard fumble recovery by Joseph Taylor less than five minutes in, then closing the deficit to 17-14 on a 30-yard field goal by Eric Houston.

Shelton Morgan's 74-yard TD pass to Mike Caldwell early in the fourth gave the Aggies a 20-17 lead and hope for their first win this season. But with just over a minute to play, Brannon turned the game around with his short scoring run.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Team Stat Comparison

 
COOK
NCAT
1st Downs2312
Total Yards375290
Passing164153
Rushing211137
Penalties8-829-100
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers10
Possession31:0828:52

Passing Leaders

Bethune-CookmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Russell10/201185.910
North Carolina A&TC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Morgan7/1213711.410

Rushing Leaders

Bethune-CookmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Council77711.000
Russell14473.400
North Carolina A&TCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ferguson201115.600
Robinson11181.600

Receiving Leaders

Bethune-CookmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Council69015.010
Johnson33913.000
North Carolina A&TRECYDSAVGTDLG
Caldwell37926.310
Walls5448.800

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCOOKNCAT
FG07:50Lucas Esquivel 37 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERCOOKNCAT
TD11:30Justin Brannon 23 Yd Run (Lucas Esquivel Kick) 100
TD09:01Corey Council 50 Yd Pass From Jimmie Russell (Lucas Esquivel Kick) 170
FG03:15Eric Houston 28 Yd 173
THIRD QUARTERCOOKNCAT
TD10:41Joseph Taylor 40 Yd Fumble Return (Mike Caldwell Run For Two-Point Conversion) 1711
FG01:34Eric Houston 30 Yd 1714
FOURTH QUARTERCOOKNCAT
TD13:12Mike Caldwell 74 Yd Pass From Shelton Morgan (Pat Failed) 1720
TD01:04Justin Brannon 2 Yd Run (Lucas Esquivel Kick) 2420