Bethune-Cookman stifles S. Carolina State 14-3

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.