Scores

Final

S Carolina St 24

(1-1, 1-0 MEAC)

Bethune-Cookman 13

(1-1, 0-1 MEAC)

4:00 PM ET, September 8, 2007

Municipal Stadium (FL), Daytona Beach, FL

1 2 3 4 T
SCST 10 0 7 724
COOK 0 3 10 013

Top Performers

Passing: C. McCoy (SCST) - 88 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: T. Jamison (SCST) - 6 CAR, 66 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: O. Young (SCST) - 1 REC, 49 YDS, 1 TD

S. Carolina St. 24, Bethune-Cookman 13

Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Cleveland McCoy passed for two touchdowns, propelling South Carolina State to a 24-13 win over Bethune-Cookman Saturday.

SCSU took the early lead (1-0) in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference standings, while Bethune-Cookman fell to 0-1 in the league and 1-1 overall.

McCoy threw an 11-yard strike to Spencer Miller early in the third quarter and a 49-yarder to Oliver Young in the fourth quarter. McCoy completed 10 of 18 passes for 88 yards and rushed seven times for 66 yards, as did teammate Travil Jamison.

The Bulldogs jumped to 10-0 midway through the first quarter. Stephen Grantham nailed a 35-yard field goal at 12:28 for the initial score.

Bethune-Cookman's Jimmie Russell pitched errantly toward Corey Council on an option play at the 26-yard line, with SCSU's LaQuinn Ellerbe grabbing the ball and racing 23 yards before being stopped at the 3-yard line.

Jamison then plunged across the goal line. Grantham's extra-point kick at 7:32 made it 10-0.

Bethune-Cookman's 83-yard, 17-play drive produced a 24-yard field goal by Lucas Esquivel at 4:24 of the second quarter.

Another Russell pitch, recovered by SCSU's Bailey Brinson at 31-yard line, led to McCoy's first TD toss and a 17-3 lead.

Council's 98-yard kickoff return and Esquivel's 27-yard field goal -- both in the third quarter -- cut the Bulldog advantage to 17-13.

Then came McCoy's second TD toss, which sealed the victory.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SCST
COOK
1st Downs1416
Total Yards359247
Passing88130
Rushing271117
Penalties11-1558-70
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers12
Possession29:5130:09

Passing Leaders

South Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McCoy10/18884.920
Bethune-CookmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Souverain6/77310.400

Rushing Leaders

South Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCoy7669.400
Jamison66611.010
Bethune-CookmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Russell17573.400
Council6274.500

Receiving Leaders

South Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Young14949.010
Dubose2136.500
Bethune-CookmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Singleton34615.300
Kirkland33913.000

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSCSTCOOK
FG12:28Stephen Grantham 35 Yd 30
TD07:32Travil Jamison 3 Yd Run (Stephen Grantham Kick) 100
SECOND QUARTERSCSTCOOK
FG04:17Lucas Esquivel 24 Yd 103
THIRD QUARTERSCSTCOOK
TD12:00Spencer Miller 11 Yd Pass From Cleveland Mccoy (Stephen Grantham Kick) 173
TD11:47Corey Council 98 Yd Kickoff Return (Lucas Esquivel Kick) 1710
FG02:12Lucas Esquivel 27 Yd 1713
FOURTH QUARTERSCSTCOOK
TD12:24Oliver Young 49 Yd Pass From Cleveland Mccoy (Stephen Grantham Kick) 2413