COMPILED BY JAHSON LEWIS
After being on the losing end of a disappointing week 1 shutout in Miami, the Wildcats bounced back with a 56-53 victory over Grambling State on Sept. 12 in Louisiana. A career-best performance from wide receiver Jawill Davis helped the Wildcats secure the victory while earning himself the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Week.
The redshirt sophomore from Miami caught eight passes for 199 yards, which were both career highs in the win last Saturday. Davis also had two touchdown receptions with one coming late in the fourth quarter, helping to foster a lead in a closely fought game.
The Wildcats utilized two quarterbacks – Larry Brihm, Jr. and Quentin Williams – combining for 463 passing yards and six touchdowns. Williams completed 17 of 22 for 244 yards and three touchdowns while Brihm was 17-of-26 for 219 yards and three scores.
According to Bcuathletics.com, after a defensive-minded first half, the two teams’ offenses began rolling after halftime, combining for 81 points. B-CU entered the fourth quarter holding a narrow 28-27 lead and rallied with two late scores. A 29-yard touchdown reception from Davis and 41-yard scoring run by Anthony Jordan were enough to secure a 56-53 victory Saturday night at Grambling’s Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium.
The Wildcats kick off their 2015 home-opener Saturday, Sept. 19, hosting Lane College. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach.
Volleyball team loses at Jacksonville classic
The women’s volleyball team returned from the Courtyard Mayo Classic in Jacksonville winless last weekend after losses to the University of North Florida, Florida Atlantic University and Campbell University based in North Carolina.
Bethune-Cookman’s volleyball team dropped two straight during opening day of the Courtyard Mayo Classic falling 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-23) to the host North Florida and 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-17) during a rematch with Florida Atlantic. The Wildcats team would conclude play at the Classic with a 3-0 (25-21,25-21,25-20) loss to Campbell.
Cross-country participates in UCF invitational
The cross-country team competed in the University of Central Florida (UCF) Black and Gold Invitational in Orlando last weekend where Daniel Kiptoo and Nyajock Pan paced for the second consecutive week.
With a time of 26 minutes, 23.2 seconds Kiptoo placed his second runner-up finish of the year in the men’s 8,000-meter run behind University of South Florida’s Michael Babinec.
Nyajock Pan finished in the top 10 in the women’s 5,000-meter run placing ninth with a time of 19 minutes, 20.13 seconds.
Other times included Xavier Walton making his B-CU debut, finishing 11th with a time of 27:43.
Deja Davis came in 16th with a 19:50.
The men finished fifth in a six-team field while the Lady Wildcats came in fourth out of eight teams in the meet held on the UCF campus.
B-CU returns to action Sept. 25 at the Flrunners.com Invitational in Titusville.
On Saturday and Monday, the women’s golf team was able to finish third overall at the Tignanelli Towson invitational with scores of 317 and 310 for a 627 (+51). The two- day event consisted of 36 holes and was hosted by Towson University at the Eagles Nest Country Club in Phoenix, Md.
B-CU Athletics reported that the team was led by freshman Yudika Rodriguez, who earned her first top-five finish at the event. After a tough tournament to open the year, Bethune-Cookman turned things around in its second tournament of the season.
Bethune-Cookman will be traveling to Mount Pleasant, S.C., for the Oct. 5-6 Wendy’s Invitational.
Jahson Lewis, a Daytona Times intern, is a senior Mass Communications major at Bethune-Cookman University.