Scores

Final

Howard 20

(1-9, 0-7 MEAC)

Bethune-Cookman 35

(10-0, 7-0 MEAC)

1:00 PM ET, November 13, 2010

Municipal Stadium (FL), Daytona Beach, FL

1 2 3 4 T
HOW 0 0 6 1420
COOK 14 7 0 1435

Top Performers

Passing: T. Bradden (HOW) - 299 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Duncan (HOW) - 12 CAR, 78 YDS

Receiving: W. Carter (HOW) - 4 REC, 117 YDS, 1 TD

Bethune-Cookman 35, Howard 20

Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Eddie Poole returned an onsides kick 37 yards for a touchdown with 1:12 left to help Bethune-Cookman remain unbeaten in a 35-20 victory over Howard University on Saturday.

With the win, Bethune-Cookman (10-0, 7-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) clinched at least a share of the conference championship. The Wildcats also clinched, by virtue of the league's tiebreaker system, the MEAC's automatic berth in the NCAA's Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, which begin in two weeks.

Bethune-Cookman can win the MEAC title outright by defeating rival Florida A&M in the Florida Classic next Saturday in Orlando.

The Bison (1-9, 0-7) lost their fifth in a row.

Trailing 21-0 at halftime, Howard's Terry Bradden threw three touchdown passes to cut the margin eventually to one score, 28-20, with 1:18 to play. But Poole's score on the ensuing play held off Howard's attempted rally.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOW
COOK
1st Downs2312
Total Yards389196
Passing331120
Rushing5876
Penalties11-1697-66
3rd Down Conversions5-162-12
4th Down Conversions1-52-4
Turnovers52
Possession35:2824:32

Passing Leaders

HowardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bradden15/312999.631
Bethune-CookmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson18/261204.612

Rushing Leaders

HowardCARYDSAVGTDLG
Duncan12786.5034
Bradden13100.8013
Bethune-CookmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Moment11292.6114
Johnson9273.0024

Receiving Leaders

HowardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Carter411729.3141
Gunter411127.8135
Bethune-CookmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Francois33712.3028
Reams5367.209

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHOWCOOK
TD12:56Jonathan Moment 1 Yd Run (Kory Kowalski Kick) 07
TD03:53Eddie Poole 15 Yd Pass From Matt Johnson (Kory Kowalski Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERHOWCOOK
TD05:55Jarkevis Fields Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Kory Kowalski Kick) 021
THIRD QUARTERHOWCOOK
TD11:43Daley Gunter 27 Yd Pass From Terry Bradden (Pat Failed) 621
FOURTH QUARTERHOWCOOK
TD14:51Willie Carter 41 Yd Pass From Terry Bradden (Pat Blocked) 1221
TD02:44Reggie Sandilands 26 Yd Interception Return (Kory Kowalski Kick) 1228
TD01:18Brandon Drayton 24 Yd Pass From Terry Bradden (Justin Duncan Run For Two-Point Conversion) 2028
TD01:12Eddie Poole 37 Yd Kickoff Return (Kory Kowalski Kick) 2035