Wildcats extend MEAC winning streak to 15 games


WASHINGTON – Anthony Jordan rushed for two first quarter touchdowns, Isidore Jackson added 65 yards and another score as Bethune-Cookman held Howard University to 182 total yards en route to a 27-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) victory Saturday at Greene Stadium.

Bethune-Cookman defeats Howard on the gridiron 27-6 during a conference game last week in Washington, D.C.(B-CUATHLETICS.COM)
Bethune-Cookman defeats Howard on the gridiron 27-6 during a conference game last week in Washington, D.C.

The No. 16/13 Wildcats (5-1 overall, 2-0 MEAC) extended their conference-winning streak to 15 games, including eight on the road – in addition to beating the Bison (1-5, 0-3 MEAC) for the fifth consecutive time.

Jordan’s four-yard run capped off a 10-play, 76-yard drive on the Wildcats’ opening possession. After Tim Burke recovered a Bison fumble forced by Nick Addison to give B-CU the ball on the Howard 25, Jordan scored on an 11-yarder three plays later to make it 14-0 with seven minutes remaining in the opening period.

Two Bison field goals
Howard managed a pair of John Fleck field goals in the second period, the second coming after a B-CU turnover gave the Bison the ball at the Wildcats’ five yard line with eight seconds remaining in the half.

While the defense kept another FCS opponent from scoring in the second half – B-CU has allowed just three points against FCS teams in the second half this season.

The Wildcats pulled away on the strength of Jackson’s 13-yard run with 4:07 remaining in the third quarter and a five-yard Cary White run with 10:14 to play.

Biker Classic next
Jackie Wilson started at quarterback, going 7-of-10 for 108 yards in the first half while Quentin Williams was 9-of-13 for 151 yards. Jhomo Gordon had five catches for 74 yards, while Eddie Poole extended his pass catching streak to 41 games with four receptions for 68 yards, two of those helping set up Jordan’s first quarter scores.

B-CU hosts Savannah State next Saturday in the Third Annual Biker Classic at Daytona Beach’s Municipal Stadium. Kickoff is 4 p.m.

This story is from B-CU’s Athletics Department.



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