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B-CC enjoys its foe's largesse

Rodney Johnson had two touchdown runs to lead Bethune-Cookman to a 43-3 victory over Norfolk State on Saturday.

Norfolk State committed six turnovers, had a punt blocked and lost its 13th consecutive game. Bethune-Cookman capitalized on five turnovers and won despite being flagged 23 times for 204 yards.

The start time was moved up several hours because of the threat of Hurricane Jeanne, and the Spartans didn't look ready. They had three fumbles and three interceptions, and Rodney Hughes' blocked punt was recovered by Nicholas Oliver in the end zone for a 19-3 lead in the second quarter.

Both of Johnson's scores came on 1-yard plunges, including one after a fumble. Andre McGill had a 4-yard touchdown run after another fumble to make it 33-3 in the third quarter. P.J. Smith made it 40-3 with his 3-yard run after an interception.

FAMU 21, TENN. ST. 15: Ben Dougherty hit Roosevelt Kiser on fourth-quarter touchdown passes of 22 and 37 yards to give the Rattlers a comeback victory in the Atlanta Football Classic at the Georgia Dome.

Playing before a crowd of 67,712, Florida A&M trailed 15-6 after the Tigers got a safety with 14:52 left in the game.

Dougherty, who hit Maurice Demps on an 8-yard score in the second quarter, cut the lead to 15-13 on the first scoring pass to Kiser with 8:39 to play, then put the Rattlers ahead on the second with 2:12 left. Dougherty ran for the 2-point conversion.

VALPO 54, JU 38: Backup quarterback Dustin Shamburg threw for 235 yards and three touchdowns to lead the host Crusaders.

Shamburg completed 7 of 8 passes and hit Rob Giancola for a 79-yard touchdown that got Valparaiso rolling after they struggled with the winless Dolphins for much of the first half.

ILL. ST. AT FAU; W.KY. AT FIU, PPD.: Both games were put off because of the approach of Hurricane Jeanne. Western Kentucky is scheduled to visit Florida International on Nov. 20, with the Golden Panthers' game against Florida Atlantic moved back to Dec. 4 to accomodate it. FAU's game against Illinois State has not been rescheduled.