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Delaware St. 34, Bethune-Cookman 12

October 6, 1996

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Shuttling quarterbacks did little to slow down Delaware State while Bethune-Cookman struggled early and never recovered, as the Hornets beat the Wildcats 34-12 on Saturday.

Delaware St. (2-3, 1-0) handed the Bethune-Cookman (1-4, 0-2) its third consecutive loss. The Hornets, who have captured eight consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victories over the Wildcats, made the most out of their QB shuttling.

B-CC, which started freshman Chris Perkins, but used Todd Walker for most of the second and third quarters, fell behind early, and never was able to catch up.

``I think the turning point was when we scored right before halftime,″ Delaware State coach Bill Collick said.

The Hornets went ahead, 14-0, on a five-yard sweep by Reggie Brown, who alternated at quarterback with freshman Rahsaan Matthews.

Delaware State rushed for a season-high 389 yards, as tailback Dennis Hill complemented Brown, gaining 123 rushing yards.

Brown’s 33-yard scamper to the 7 with 1:12 left in the second quarter essentially was the key play in breaking the game open. Two plays later, Thalamus Trammel scooped up a shovel pass from Brown to score with 53 seconds left in the second quarter, giving Delaware State a 21-0 lead.

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