Scores

Final

Norfolk State 7

(2-2, 1-1 MEAC)

Bethune-Cookman 21

(3-0, 1-0 MEAC)

4:00 PM ET, September 25, 2010

Municipal Stadium (FL), Daytona Beach, FL

1 2 3 4 T
NORF 0 0 0 77
COOK 14 7 0 021

Top Performers

Passing: M. Johnson (COOK) - 225 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: A. Bell (COOK) - 14 CAR, 71 YDS

Receiving: V. Hairston (NORF) - 8 REC, 83 YDS

Bethune-Cookman 21, Norfolk St. 7

Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Matt Johnson passed for three first-half touchdowns and the Bethune-Cookman defense made it stand up in a 21-7 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victory over Norfolk State on Saturday.

Johnson, who completed 17 of 27 passes for 225 yards, gave Bethune-Cookman (3-0, 1-0) the lead by directing a 69-yard, eight-play drive on the opening possession. The points came on a 16-yard pass to Tony Wilson with 12:15 left in the first quarter.

Johnson added touchdown passes of 42 yards to Eddie Poole and 11 yards to Randy James before the end of the first half.

The Spartans (2-2, 1-1) got on the board with a 1-yard run by Takeem Hedgeman early in the fourth quarter.

Norfolk State quarterback Chris Walley led his club offensively by completing 22 of 42 passes for 196 yards. Victor Hairston caught eight of those passes for 83 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NORF
COOK
1st Downs2120
Total Yards318392
Passing196225
Rushing122167
Penalties7-569-88
3rd Down Conversions5-166-16
4th Down Conversions0-31-1
Turnovers21
Possession34:1525:45

Passing Leaders

Norfolk StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Walley22/421964.702
Bethune-CookmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson17/272258.330

Rushing Leaders

Norfolk StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Branche10656.5031
Walley8293.6037
Bethune-CookmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bell14715.1018
Johnson18563.1019

Receiving Leaders

Norfolk StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hairston88310.4021
Hawkins55410.8018
Bethune-CookmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Poole24623.0142
Francois34314.3027

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNORFCOOK
TD12:15Tony Wilson 16 Yd Pass From Matt Johnson (Sven Hurd Kick) 07
TD03:16Eddie Poole 42 Yd Pass From Matt Johnson (Sven Hurd Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERNORFCOOK
TD14:51Randy James 11 Yd Pass From Matt Johnson (Sven Hurd Kick) 021
FOURTH QUARTERNORFCOOK
TD13:46Takeem Hedgeman 1 Yd Run (Ryan Estep Kick) 721