Scores

Final

Bethune-Cookman 27

(10-1, 7-1 MEAC)

Florida A&M 38

(8-3, 7-1 MEAC)

Coverage: ESPN Classic

2:30 PM ET, November 20, 2010

Bragg Memorial Stadium, Tallahassee, FL

1 2 3 4 T
COOK 6 21 0 027
FAMU 14 0 17 738

Top Performers

Passing: M. Johnson (COOK) - 209 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: P. Sylvester (FAMU) - 26 CAR, 146 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: E. Poole (COOK) - 6 REC, 112 YDS, 1 TD

Florida A&,M 38, Bethune-Cookman 27

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Phillip Sylvester scored three touchdowns as Florida A&M beat previously undefeated Bethune-Cookman 38-27 to grab a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship on Saturday.

The Rattlers' (8-3, 7-1) victory, before a crowd of 61,712 at the 31st Florida Classic, won their sixth straight. Bethune-Cookman (10-1, 7-1), which clinched a tie for the title a week ago, earns the league's automatic bid to the FCS playoffs because of the conference's tiebreaker policies.

Florida A&M, which dominated both offensively and defensively in the second half, has now won three straight Florida Classic games.

Sylvester rushed for 146 yards on 26 carries, scoring on runs of 9, 1 and 3 yards.

Trailing 27-14 at halftime, Florida A&M used three scores in the third quarter to take a 31-27 lead.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
COOK
FAMU
1st Downs1823
Total Yards432460
Passing300261
Rushing132199
Penalties6-7111-113
3rd Down Conversions5-157-17
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers22
Possession28:1631:44

Passing Leaders

Bethune-CookmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson11/1620913.110
Florida A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Trainor19/382616.912

Rushing Leaders

Bethune-CookmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson10737.3041
Moment8486.018
Florida A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sylvester261465.6348
Rocker7284.009

Receiving Leaders

Bethune-CookmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Reams514028.0040
Poole611218.7145
Florida A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lawrence57615.2128
West77210.3025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCOOKFAMU
TD12:43Philip Sylvester 9 Yd Run (Trevor Scott Kick) 07
TD04:56Jonathan Moment 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 67
TD01:22Antonio Lawrence 10 Yd Pass From Austin Trainor (Trevor Scott Kick) 614
SECOND QUARTERCOOKFAMU
TD12:58Androse Bell 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1214
TD04:56Isidore Jackson 2 Yd Run (Kory Kowalski Kick) 1914
TD01:33Eddie Poole 35 Yd Pass From Matt Johnson (Matt Johnson Pass To Eddie Poole For Two-Point Conversion) 2714
THIRD QUARTERCOOKFAMU
FG11:58Trevor Scott 30 Yd 2717
TD09:23Philip Sylvester 14 Yd Run (Trevor Scott Kick) 2724
TD02:29Lonvontae Page 1 Yd Run (Trevor Scott Kick) 2731
FOURTH QUARTERCOOKFAMU
TD00:28Philip Sylvester 3 Yd Run (Trevor Scott Kick) 2738