South Carolina State’s punt returns set up two touchdowns, and the Bulldogs defense scored nine points to hand Bethune-Cookman a 26-18 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference setback before a Municipal Stadium crowd of 9,463 Saturday.

The Wildcats (1-1 overall, 0-1 MEAC) outgained the Bulldogs (1-1,1-0) 397-211 in total yards but South Carolina State needed just to move 16 yards to score 14 points. Darius Drummond registered both the returns, finishing with 89 yards on three attempts.

“Those two plays stand out to me,” said B-CU coach Brian Jenkins. “It was very frustrating, but I’m not disappointed with our team. We’re a good football team. We still have nine games to go and I don’t plan on retreating. ”

Derrick Wiley’s 3-yard keeper on a fourth down with 4:46 remaining put SCSU up 19-18, then Dominique Ellis’ 55-yard interception put the Bulldogs up by eight. B-CU moved into position to tie the game, but the drive ended at the SCSU five-yard line. The Wildcats had more chance with 40 seconds remaining, but SCSU’s Chris Thompson registered the fourth interception off Jamarr Robinson to seal the decision.

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