Scores

Final

Bethune-Cookman 35

(8-3, 5-3 MEAC)

Florida A&M 58

(9-3, 5-3 MEAC)

Coverage: ESPN Classic

2:00 PM ET, November 22, 2008

Bragg Memorial Stadium, Tallahassee, FL

1 2 3 4 T
COOK 0 21 7 735
FAMU 10 28 10 1058

Top Performers

Passing: C. Pulley (FAMU) - 125 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Pulley (FAMU) - 13 CAR, 171 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: I. West (FAMU) - 3 REC, 61 YDS, 1 TD

Florida A&,M 58, Bethune-Cookman 35

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Curtis Pulley accounted for four touchdowns to lead Florida A&M to a 58-35 win over Bethune-Cookman on Saturday.

Pulley rushed for 171 yards on 13 carries and passed for 125 yards to help the Rattlers (9-3, 5-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) improved their record from last year's 3-8 mark under first-year coach Joe Taylor.

Phillip Sylvester ran for 93 yards and two TDs on 24 carries for Florida A&M.

McKinson Souverain ran for 107 yards on 20 carries, scoring on runs of 27, 3 and 2 yards for the Wildcats (8-3, 5-3). He also passed for 103 yards, including 40 yard touchdown pass to Phillip Kirkland late in the fourth quarter.

FAMU's Trevor Scott booted field goals from 37, 32 and 26 yards.

The Rattlers led 31-0 with 6:51 to play in the second quarter before the Wildcats scored on two short runs by Souverain.

But LeRoy Vann's 83-yard kickoff return extended Florida A&M's lead to 38-13 with 4:28 left.

Bethune-Cookman got within 10 points, 38-28, in the first minute of the third quarter after Souverain's third TD, but FAMU scored 20 unanswered points to seal the victory.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
COOK
FAMU
1st Downs1725
Total Yards408455
Passing162125
Rushing246330
Penalties9-937-64
3rd Down Conversions3-115-13
4th Down Conversions1-21-2
Turnovers74
Possession23:4336:17

Passing Leaders

Bethune-CookmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Souverain5/141037.410
Florida A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pulley11/201256.321

Rushing Leaders

Bethune-CookmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Souverain201075.4328
Johnson5418.2021
Florida A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pulley1317113.2251
Sylvester24933.9229

Receiving Leaders

Bethune-CookmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Singleton25929.5035
Kirkland35418.0140
Florida A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
West36120.3126
Elliott4389.5015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCOOKFAMU
FG12:16Trevor Scott 37 Yd 03
TD05:08Philip Sylvester 3 Yd Run (Trevor Scott Kick) 010
SECOND QUARTERCOOKFAMU
TD14:18Curtis Pulley 21 Yd Run (Trevor Scott Kick) 017
TD09:58Philip Sylvester 7 Yd Run (Trevor Scott Kick) 024
TD06:51Curtis Pulley 51 Yd Run (Trevor Scott Kick) 031
TD05:39McKinson Souverain 2 Yd Run (Matt Mccutcheon Kick) 731
TD04:40McKinson Souverain 3 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1331
TD04:28LeRoy Vann 83 Yd Kickoff Return (Trevor Scott Kick) 1338
TD02:23Androse Bell 5 Yd Run (Androse Bell Run For Two-Point Conversion) 2138
THIRD QUARTERCOOKFAMU
TD14:22McKinson Souverain 27 Yd Run (Matt Mccutcheon Kick) 2838
TD10:40Javares Knight 9 Yd Pass From Curtis Pulley (Trevor Scott Kick) 2845
FG07:57Trevor Scott 32 Yd 2848
FOURTH QUARTERCOOKFAMU
FG14:52Trevor Scott 26 Yd 2851
TD13:48Isaac West 20 Yd Pass From Curtis Pulley (Trevor Scott Kick) 2858
TD06:11Phillip Kirkland 40 Yd Pass From McKinson Souverain (Matt Mccutcheon Kick) 3558