Marcos Moreno connected with Jarahn Williams for a 14-yard touchdown pass, then the defense and special teams each came up with a big play to help Howard defeat Bethune-Cookman, 10-7, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach, Fla.
It was the Bison's first road win of the season.
Bethune-Cookman defensive back Larry Summers, right, grabs Howard wide receiver Larry Duncan.
(Craig Litten - DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL)
After Bethune-Cookman (5-4, 4-3) took its first lead on a one-yard touchdown run by Rodney Johnson in the third quarter, the Bison (6-4, 3-3) put together an 11-play, 71-yard drive that culminated in the scoring pass to Williams with 4 minutes 50 seconds remaining in the game.
Bethune-Cookman got the ball back, but Howard registered back-to-back tackles for losses and stopped the Wildcats on fourth and six. Defensive back Antoine Bethea led the Bison with 9 1/2 tackles. He also forced two fumbles and recovered one.
The Bison failed to get a first down on its next possession. But a punt by Noam Dror was touched by a Bethune-Cookman player, and Howard recovered and ran out the clock.
The first half was a defensive struggle with neither team able to sustain drives until Justin Brantley connected on a 39-yard field just before halftime to put the Bison ahead 3-0.
GEORGETOWN 23, DAVIDSON 0: Emir Davis rushed for two touchdowns for the visiting Hoyas who recorded their second shutout this season.
The Hoyas (3-7) scored first on a 34-yard field goal by Eric Bjonerud (Georgetown Prep) with 5:27 left in the first quarter. Georgetown's next score came on a one-yard run by Davis late in the first quarter.