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FAMU Rival BCC Beats Jacksonville 31-17

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Quarterback Jimmie Russell rushed for 114 yards on 16 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead Bethune-Cookman to a 31-17 win over Jacksonville on Saturday.

Russell completed 7 of 19 passes for 103 yards and running back Justin Brannon added 103 rushing yards on 16 carries, as the Wildcats amassed 398 yards of offense.

Jacksonville quarterback Chris Horton threw for 177 yards, completing 15 of 39 attempts, but Bethune-Cookman defenders intercepted three of his passes -- including one for a touchdown and one in the end zone.

Horton connected on a 28-yard pass to receiver Tommie Rogers in the first quarter to put Jacksonville on the board first.

Russell scored Bethune-Cookman's two first-half touchdowns, including one that tied the scored at 7-all.

Michael Zacco kicked a 30-yard field goal at 12:09 of the second quarter to give the Dolphins a 10-7 lead.

Russell's second touchdown -- a 33-yard run -- came at the end of a 74-yard drive and pushed the Wildcats to a 14-10 advantage with 3:32 remaining in the half. Bethune-Cookman's Lucas Esquivel added a 33-yard field goal on the last play of the first half for a 17-10 edge.

The only points in the third quarter came on a 15-yard interception return by Bethune-Cookman linebacker Dennis King.

Russell's final touchdown came on an eight-yard run with 4:25 remaining in the game. It culminated an 80-yard, seven-play drive.

Jacksonville also scored on a one-yard dive by Jeremy Brown.


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