ORLANDO, Fla. -- Anthony Jordan rushed for two touchdowns to ignite Bethune-Cookman to a 26-16 triumph over Florida A&M on Saturday.
The sixth straight victory by the Wildcats (8-3, 6-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which ended the regular season for both teams, enabled Bethune-Cookman to share the runner-up spot in the league with South Carolina State. Norfolk State won the conference title.
The Rattlers (7-4, 5-3), who led 3-0 after the first quarter, damaged their chances of winning a fourth straight Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Classic by committing five turnovers and yielding a safety. The Rattlers managed only 58 yards rushing.
Jordan's second touchdown, which came with 5:33 left in the third quarter, was a 6-yard run that increased Bethune-Cookman's lead to 24-10. It came after D.J. Howard of the Wildcats intercepted Damien Fleming's pass at the Florida A&M 41.