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


Nick Belcher, who had one field goal blocked, hit from 30 in the

fourth quarter to avert the shutout.