DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tyrece Nick threw for a touchdown and ran for another as South Carolina State beat Bethune-Cookman 27-19 on Saturday night, snapping the Wildcats’ five-game winning streak.
Nick opened the scoring with a 1-yard sneak and made it 20-13 with a 13-yard connection to Shaquan Davis. Zafir Kelly capped SCSU’s 21-point run with a 55-yard interception return at the end of the first half for a 27-13 lead.
Nick completed 7 of 9 passes for 61 yards and carried it 17 times for 88 yards for South Carolina State (5-2, 3-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Coach Buddy Pough extended his school record with his 130th victory.
Akevious Williams was 12-of-27 passing for 262 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions for Bethune-Cookman (6-2, 4-1). Darryl Powell Jr. capped the scoring with a 49-yard touchdown catch with 1:21 left in the third quarter.
The Wildcats were held to 59 yards rushing on 39 carries.