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Bethune-Cookman breaks it open early to romp to fifth straight victory

DAYTONA BEACH — Androse Bell rushed for two touchdowns and Matt Johnson accounted for two scores to lead Bethune-Cookman to a 47-24 win over Delaware State on Saturday.

The Wildcats (5-0, 3-0 MEAC) are 5-0 for the fifth time in their 85-year history and first since 2002.

Bell opened the scoring with 4:23 left in the first quarter on a 1-yard run. He added a 3-yard run near the end of the first half to put B-CU ahead 27-2.

The Hornets (0-3, 0-5) struggled against the Wildcats defense in the first half, scoring only two after returning a blocked extra point in the first quarter.

Johnson, who completed 16 of 21 passes, finished with 259 yards. He scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter and threw a 41-yard touchdown to Jevaughn Reams in the third.

B-CU's other scores came on a first-quarter 1-yard run by Andronicus Lovette, a 10-yard second-quarter run by Isidore Jackson and a 6-yard fourth-quarter run by Jackie Wilson.

The Hornets, down 40-2 in the third, added a 22-yard touchdown run by Nick Williams and two Nick Elko-to-Larrone Moore passes covering 60 and 26 yards.

The Wildcats, who started the day leading all 117 Division I-AA teams in scoring average (50.5 points) and total offense average (528.3 yards), finished with 590 yards. DSU netted 360 yards, registering 291 of that in the second half.

JU 39, DRAKE 34: Josh McGregor ran for a touchdown and threw for another as the host Dolphins (5-1, 3-0 Pioneer League) scored 30 first-half points and held off a Bulldogs rally.

Five players had touchdowns for Jacksonville, who missed three extra points, two on blocks. Drake (3-3, 2-1) scored four times in the second half.

Jacksonville took a 23-7 lead early in the second quarter when J.J. Laster scored on a 6-yard run and safety Jordan Dewhirst returned an interception 30 yards. McGregor later hit Rodney Sumter for 33 yards and a 30-7 halftime lead.

Rudell Small, who scored the Dolphins' second-half touchdown, had 124 yards rushing.

FIU 28, W. KY. 21: Darian Mallary had 97 of the host Panthers' season-high 235 rushing yards, and Florida International (1-4, 1-0 Sun Belt) handed the Hilltoppers their 25th straight loss. Western Kentucky (0-5, 0-1) had the ball on the FIU 18 late, but two defensive stops by the Panthers ended the rally.

La.-Monroe 20, FAU 17: Jyruss Edwards ran for just 13 yards, but his 5-yard touchdown was the difference as the host Warhawks (2-3, 1-1 Sun Belt) came from behind to beat Florida Atlantic. Alfred Morris ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns for the Owls (1-4, 0-2).

BCU 47

DSU 24

Bethune-Cookman breaks it open early to romp to fifth straight victory 10/09/10 [Last modified: Saturday, October 9, 2010 11:26pm]
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