2018 Football

Bethune-Cookman defeats North Carolina Central in Double OT

Bethune-Cookman and NCCU ends in dramatic fashion again.

Bethune-Cookman is now on a two-game winning streak after defeating North Carolina Central 28-25 in double overtime. Bethune-Cookman is coming off another close win just last week against Morgan State University.

The Wildcats were trailing 16-2 before sophomore quarterback David Israel threw a 19-yard touchdown to senior wide receiver Keavon Mitchell to tie the game late in the fourth quarter.

In overtime, North Carolina Central was the first to score with a 27-yard field goal. Uriel Hernandez would answer with a 39-yard field goal after having two of his kicks blocked earlier in the game.  During the second overtime, it was NCCU’s turn to have its kicks blocked as kicker Jonathan De Lucca would have his 40-yard attempt blocked by Steffon Francois to end the game.

A Thrilling History

This is the second time in three years that Bethune-Cookman has beaten North Carolina Central on the final play of the game. The most notable being just last year when Bethune-Cookman would complete a hail mary to beat NCCU and knock them out of Celebration Bowl contention.

Isaiah Totten led NCCU with 190 yards and two touchdowns.

Bethune-Cookman will face Florida A&M University in the Florida Classic next Saturday.  The Wildcats could potentially knock rival FAMU out of a trip to the Celebration Bowl with a win.




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