Scores

Final

Winston-Salem 14

(4-3, 2-3 away)

Bethune-Cookman 9

(2-5, 1-3 home)

4:00 PM ET, October 20, 2007

Municipal Stadium (FL), Daytona Beach, FL

1 2 3 4 T
WSSU 0 7 7 014
COOK 0 3 0 69

Top Performers

Passing: M. Purvis (WSSU) - 96 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Brannon (COOK) - 10 CAR, 41 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Bayne (WSSU) - 2 REC, 28 YDS, 1 TD

Winston-Salem 14, Bethune-Cookman 9

Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Monte Purvis passed for a touchdown while directing two scoring drives to take Winston-Salem past Bethune-Cookman 14-9 on Saturday.

The win was Winston-Salem's first-ever against Bethune-Cookman. The win by the Rams (4-3) was also the fourth straight loss for the Wildcats (2-5).

Purvis, whose TD pass was a 14-yarder to Bryant Bayne, threw for 96 yards and ran for 72 more.

After a scoreless first quarter, Bethune-Cookman struck first when Lucas Esquivel kicked a 47-yard field goal--the longest of his career. It came at the end of a 39-yard, 13-play drive, providing the Wildcats a 3-0 advantage at 12:45 of the second quarter.

The Rams came back on their next possession to take the lead. Roderick Fluellen's seven-yard run with 10:55 showing finished a 42-yard, six-play drive that had been set up by David Irizarry's 50-yard kickoff return. Omar Kizzie's extra-point kick made it 7-3.

The Rams padded their lead midway through the third quarter. On fourth down at the Bethune-Cookman 14, Purvis threw to Bayne, giving the Rams a 14-3 edge at the 6:22 mark. That score completed an 81-yard drive that contained 11 plays.

The Wildcats narrowed the deficit with a 98-yard, 16-play drive capped by a one-yard run by Justin Brannon with 7:33 left in the game.

The Wildcats had two scoring opportunities curtailed with pass interceptions inside the Ram five-yard line. Jamaine Mack grabbed the first interception in the first quarter, and Nathaniel Biggs grabbed the second one with 1:12 left in the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WSSU
COOK
1st Downs1516
Total Yards284255
Passing96100
Rushing188155
Penalties4-273-25
3rd Down Conversions6-166-15
4th Down Conversions2-41-2
Turnovers12
Possession32:5927:01

Passing Leaders

Winston-SalemC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Purvis6/12968.010
Bethune-CookmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Souverain8/18975.401

Rushing Leaders

Winston-SalemCARYDSAVGTDLG
Purvis21723.4017
Bines19603.2013
Bethune-CookmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Souverain9495.4016
Sumlar11423.8011

Receiving Leaders

Winston-SalemRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kizzie25527.5053
Bayne22814.0114
Bethune-CookmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Neufville4317.8015
Walker22613.0020

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERWSSUCOOK
FG12:45Lucas Esquivel 47 Yd
Drive: 13 plays, 39 yds, 5:53
03
TD10:55Roderick Fluellen 7 Yd Run (Omar Kizzie Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 42 yds, 1:34
73
THIRD QUARTERWSSUCOOK
TD06:22Bryant Bayne 14 Yd Pass From Monte Purvis (Omar Kizzie Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 81 yds, 5:44
143
FOURTH QUARTERWSSUCOOK
TD07:33Justin Brannon 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed)
Drive: 16 plays, 98 yds, 4:39
149