Bethune-Cookman rushes for over 300 yards and dooms the Golden Panthers 34-13

The Golden Panthers got a big first half performance by Sophomore WR T.J Lowder, who had four receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown. QB Jake Medlock connected with WR T.J Lowder for 42 yards in the first offensive series, but the Golden Panthers couldn’t capitalize, as the offense couldn’t pass Bethune-Cookmans 35 yard line. On the first offensive series the Wildcats just needed four plays, 91 yards, to take the lead in the first quarter, which ended with RB Anthony Jordan 58 yards touchdown run. Golden Panthers QB Jake Medlock connected with WR T.J Lowder for 48 yards to get the football on Bethune-Cookman 13 yard line and few plays later QB Jake Medlock completed an eight yard pass to TJ Lowder for the touchdown.  The Wildcats retook the leaded 14-7, when RB Cary White rushed for 5 yards for a touchdown and never looked back. Additionally, Golden Panthers had 7 first downs in the first half, in contrast to Bethune-Cookman who had 14 first downs. The Golden Panthers defense couldn’t stop junior RB Anthony Jordan who had 9 carries for 126 yards and a touchdown. Furthermore, RB Anthony Jordan was averaged 12.6 yards per carries and QB Quentin Williams had 7 carries for 49 yards. The Wildcats finished the first half with 182 rushing yards and Panthers finished with 43 yards rushing. QB Jake Medlock, finished the first half 6-8 for 128 yards and a touchdown. In the third quarter, Wildcats extended the lead to 21-7, when QB Quentin Williams rushed for 15 yards and the touchdown. The Wildcats extended the lead to 28-7, when RB Cary White rushed for 43 yards and the touchdown. In the fourth quarter, QB Jake Medlock pass was intercepted by CB Tim Burke and was returned 92 yards for the touchdown extending the lead to 34-7. The Golden Panthers offense pulled closer to the Wildcats, when QB E.J Hilliard connected with TE Jonnu Smith for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to make the score 34-13. Additionally, the Golden Panthers struggled once again with first downs they only had 9 in the whole game. Bethune-Cookman had 19 first downs in the whole game, including 4 of 12 in third down conversions. The Golden Panthers struggled mightily against Bethune-Cookman rushing attack, which had a total of 311 yards on the ground. Furthermore, the Panthers had 73 total rushing and 156 passing yards in the game. The Wildcats didn’t throw the ball often and only had 38 totaled passing yards. QB Quentin Williams was 6 of 11 for 38 yards and an interception, but had 13 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown. QB Jake Medlock 9 of 15 for 149 yards, a touchdown and an interception. BCU RB Anthony Jordan finished the game with 21 carries for 150 yards and a touchdown, averaged 7.1 yards per carries. RB Cary White had 8 carries for 69 yards and two touchdowns, averaged 8.6 yards per carries. The only bright spot for the Golden Panthers was WR T.J Lowder, who finished the game with six receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown. Golden Panthers (3-0) next game is on the road against #7 Louisville (3-0) at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, kickoff set at 12:00 pm

 

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