Scores

Final

N Carolina A&T 17

(1-8, 1-5 MEAC)

Bethune-Cookman 67

(8-0, 5-0 MEAC)

Coverage: ESPNU

7:30 PM ET, October 28, 2010

Municipal Stadium (FL), Daytona Beach, FL

1 2 3 4 T
NCAT 7 10 0 017
COOK 20 19 21 767

Top Performers

Passing: M. Johnson (COOK) - 154 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Mayhew (NCAT) - 31 CAR, 211 YDS

Receiving: E. Poole (COOK) - 3 REC, 65 YDS, 1 TD

Bethune-Cookman 67, N. Carolina A&,T 17

Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Isidore Jackson scored three touchdowns and Matt Johnson and Jackie Wilson added two apiece to propel Bethune-Cookman past to a 67-17 victory over North Carolina A&T on Thursday in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game that was delayed during the first half by a lengthy power failure.

The Wildcats (8-0, 5-0 MEAC), were ranked 12th in the latest FCS poll.

Mike Mayhew, the MEAC's leading rusher, finished with 211 yards on 31 carries, giving him 1,042 yards rushing this season for the Aggies (1-8, 1-5), who have lost seven straight to Bethune-Cookman.

Johnson scored his first TD from 28 yards out, and Jackson followed with scoring runs of 5 and 2 yards before the blackout hit during a brief lightning storm that moved through the area.

Jackson's second TD, which gave the Wildcats a 19-0 lead, came with 3:37 left in the first quarter, just seconds before the stadium lights went out. Power was restored after a delay of 1 hour, 42 minutes and the game resumed with Bethune-Cookman kicker Kory Kowalski making the lead 20-0.

Ricky Lewis scored on a 4-yard run for A&T with 2:05 left in the first quarter, but Bethune-Cookman answered with two quick scores -- a 1-yard dive by Androse Bell and another 5-yarder by Jackson to go up 32-7.

A&T's Dominique Drake followed with a 1-yard TD run, and Johnson matched him with a 24-yard TD before Sullivan Shidler of the Aggies nailed a 31-yard field goal making 39-17 at halftime.

Bethune-Cookman, which forced five turnovers, added four second-half touchdowns: a 37-yard pass from Johnson to Eddie Poole, Wilson's runs of 3 and 13 yards and a 6-yard pass from Troy Dannehower to Pat Harris.

Johnson finished with 137 yards rushing on 10 carries and was 9 of 12 for 154 yards.

The Wildcats, who entered the game leading the FCS with an average of 478.9 yards of total offense, finished with 621 yards, surpassing 600 for the third time this season.

Because of the delay, the game lasted 5:01.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NCAT
COOK
1st Downs1930
Total Yards332621
Passing74160
Rushing258461
Penalties7-846-48
3rd Down Conversions5-166-10
4th Down Conversions1-21-2
Turnovers52
Possession29:1830:42

Passing Leaders

North Carolina A&TC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hines8/26742.802
Bethune-CookmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson9/1215412.811

Rushing Leaders

North Carolina A&TCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mayhew312116.8039
Lewis4297.3113
Bethune-CookmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson1013713.7238
Jackson15765.1312

Receiving Leaders

North Carolina A&TRECYDSAVGTDLG
Prince13232.0032
Miles4317.8011
Bethune-CookmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Poole36521.7137
Bell24824.0024

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNCATCOOK
TD10:10Matt Johnson 28 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 06
TD05:35Isidore Jackson 5 Yd Run (Kory Kowalski Kick) 013
TD03:37Isidore Jackson 2 Yd Run (Kory Kowalski Kick) 020
TD02:05Ricky Lewis 4 Yd Run (Sullivan Shidler Kick) 720
SECOND QUARTERNCATCOOK
TD13:11Androse Bell 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 726
TD10:36Isidore Jackson 5 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 732
TD07:31Dominique Drake 1 Yd Run (Sullivan Shidler Kick) 1432
TD01:08Matt Johnson 24 Yd Run (Kory Kowalski Kick) 1439
FG00:23Sullivan Shidler 31 Yd 1739
THIRD QUARTERNCATCOOK
TD14:03Eddie Poole 37 Yd Pass From Matt Johnson (Kory Kowalski Kick) 1746
TD09:24Jackie Wilson 3 Yd Run (Kory Kowalski Kick) 1753
TD06:40Jackie Wilson 13 Yd Run (Kory Kowalski Kick) 1760
FOURTH QUARTERNCATCOOK
TD11:23Patrick Harris 6 Yd Pass From Troy Dannehower (Kory Kowalski Kick) 1767