Bethune-Cookman’s comeback bid fell short as they lost to Tennessee State 21-14.
It was the Hall of Fame game for the Wildcats as they had a weekend of activities including inducting 12 former coaches, athletes and humanitarians the previous night.
TSU led 21-0 in the second quarter after a pair of touchdown runs from Trabis Ware and a blocked field goal attempt touchdown run by Daniel Fitzpatrick.
B-CU scored two touchdowns within 37 seconds when Quentin Williams threw a touchdown pass to Preston Cleckly and LaBrandon Richardson returned a fumble for a score to get within 21-14 just before halftime.
Neither team could muster a scoring drive in the second half.