DAYTONA BEACH — David Blackwell rushed for three touchdowns and passed for two as Bethune-Cookman's ground game was too much for Savannah State in a 59-3 win Saturday.
Blackwell ran for 203 yards on six carries as the Wildcats amassed 431 yards rushing on 41 carries. Blackwell scored on runs of 80, 37 and 59 yards. He also completed 8 of 10 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns.
The Wildcats piled up 625 yards of total offense, but their quick scores enabled Savannah State to hold possession for 33:52 compared to 26 minutes for Bethune-Cookman.
The Wildcats (7-3, 5-2 MEAC) have won five in a row. They allowed their fewest points since beating South Carolina State 14-0 on Oct. 16, 2010. Savannah State has lost six in a row, the past four by a combined 173-18.
The Wildcats face Florida A&M Saturday at the Florida Classic in Orlando.
FAMU 31, N.C. CENTRAL 10: Eddie Rocker carried 17 times for 128 yards and Damien Fleming passed for 186 yards and two touchdowns to lead the visiting Rattlers (7-3, 5-2 MEAC).
JU 34, BUTLER 24: Josh McGregor threw for a career-high 422 yards to help the host Dolphins (7-3, 6-1 Pioneer League) rally. McGregor threw touchdowns to Larry Thompson, Josh Philpart and Adrian Riley as Jacksonville erased a 21-10 deficit.
FIU 41, FAU 7: T.Y. Hilton returned a punt 97 yards for a score, and the host Panthers (6-4, 3-3 Sun Belt) beat the Owls (0-9, 0-6) for the first time since 2005 and become bowl eligible for the second year in a row.