DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Quentin Williams passed for one touchdown and ran for another as Bethune-Cookman scored early and then held off South Carolina State 14-3 for sole possession of first place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference on Saturday.
The Wildcats (7-1, 4-0 Mid-Eastern) held South Carolina State (5-3, 3-1) to just 143 yards of total offense. Defense set the tone early in each half: Marquis Drayton ended S.C. State's first drive with an interception after the Bulldogs had driven to the 18. Williams marched Bethune-Cookman 81 yards in nine plays, hitting Isidore Jackson from the 4. Williams scored from the 6 a couple of drives later.
After halftime, S.C. State's leading rusher Justin Taylor was stuffed on third- and fourth-down tries as Bethune-Cookman dominated. The Wildcats stopped S.C. State five times inside the 25.
Nick Belcher, who had one field goal blocked, hit from 30 in the fourth quarter to avert the shutout.
Western Kentucky commit Jared Nash launches this snap from the bleachers and successfully sinks it in the garbage can.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
|North Carolina A&T||7-1||10-2|
|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|