Scores

Final

Tennessee State 21

(4-0, 1-0 away)

Bethune-Cookman 14

(2-2, 1-1 home)

4:00 PM ET, September 22, 2012

Municipal Stadium (FL), Daytona Beach, FL

1 2 3 4 T
TNST 7 14 0 021
COOK 0 14 0 014

Top Performers

Passing: Q. Williams (COOK) - 79 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: T. Ward (TNST) - 27 CAR, 154 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Leonard (TNST) - 3 REC, 101 YDS

Tennessee St. 21, Bethune-Cookman 14

Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- In a game in which all the scoring took place in the first half, Trabis Ward rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns as Tennessee State defeated Bethune-Cookman 21-14 Saturday in nonconference play.

The Tigers (4-0) scored on Ward's 4-yard run, the only points of the first quarter. Each team then scored twice before halftime.

Ward scored again on a 6-yard run for a 14-0 lead. It was 21-0 after Sven Hurd's field goal attempt was blocked by Antonio Harper and Daniel Fitzpatrick returned it 40 yards for a Tiger touchdown.

Bethune-Cookman (2-2) finally scored on a 9-yard touchdown pass from Quentin Williams to Preston Cleckley. The Wildcats got closer when Tennessee State quarterback Michael German fumbled and LeBrandon Richardson returned it 44 yards for a touchdown to make it 21-14.

But the second half was scoreless. Tennessee State ran out the clock deep in Wildcat territory as time expired.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TNST
COOK
1st Downs1519
Total Yards357287
Passing15791
Rushing200196
Penalties10-1037-74
3rd Down Conversions5-147-17
4th Down Conversions1-10-4
Turnovers31
Possession30:3728:33

Passing Leaders

Tennessee StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
German9/171579.201
Bethune-CookmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Williams9/17794.610

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ward271545.7219
Hooks15674.5019
Bethune-CookmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson16654.1015
Scott8536.6016

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leonard310133.7080
James44511.3024
Bethune-CookmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cleckley22512.5116
Stroud22211.0015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTNSTCOOK
TD13:45Trabis Ward 4 Yd Run (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERTNSTCOOK
TD09:39Trabis Ward 6 Yd Run (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 140
TD02:15Daniel Fitzpatrick 40 Yd Return Of Blocked Field Goal (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 210
TD01:03Preston Cleckley 9 Yd Pass From Quentin Williams (Sven Hurd Kick) 217
TD00:16LeBrandon Richardson 44 Yd Fumble Return (Sven Hurd Kick) 2114