GREENSBORO, NC â€“A dominant Wildcat defense and a ball control offense powered Bethune-Cookman (3-5, 2-3 MEAC) to a convincing 31-13 win at North Carolina A & T (5-4, 3-3). Three fourth quarter touchdowns broke open a close 10-7 game and the Wildcats spoiled the A & T Homecoming before 21,500 fans at Aggie Stadium. B-CU out-gained the Aggies by almost 2-1 in yardage and controlled the ball for 38 minutes to 22 in the win.
North Carolina A & T scored a touchdown on the last play of the game to make the final score 31-13.
AP News on A&T-Bethune-Cookman:
Greensboro â€“ Bethune Cookman amassed 357 yards of total offense and controlled the time of possession, as the Wildcats spoiled North Carolina A&Tâ€™s homecoming and Senior Day with a 31-13 victory Saturday.
Bethuneâ€™s sophomore quarterback Maurice Francois ran for 73 yards and a touchdown and threw for another 85 yards, helping his team keep the ball for over 37 minutes in the game.
After the Wildcatsâ€™ Keith Courtney scored from 5-yards out, the Aggiesâ€™ lone bright spot came on Quay Longâ€™s 96-yard punt return for a touchdown to tie the game at 7-7 going into halftime. Long’s return was a school record.
In the second half, however, Bethune scored 24 unanswered points, the last touchdown coming on a Ryan Lewis 28-yard interception of North Carolina A&T quarterback Carlton Fears to seal the game.
The Wildcats defense held the Aggies to 198 yards of total offense.
Sent to us by Jim Modlin at Gold’s Gym……