DAYTONA BEACH, (AP) Dematrius Davis threw for 171 yards and a touchdown and ran for 42 yards and scored twice on the ground and Alabama State took control in the second half for a 37-22 win over Bethune Cookman on Saturday.
Santo Dunn's 70-yard punt return midway through the third quarter and Davis' 32-yard scoring pass to Jeremiah Hixon gave the Hornets (6-3, 4-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) the lead for good.
Jalon Jones threw for 191 yards and a touchdown and Que'Shaun Byrd ran for 102 yards on 20 carries with a touchdown for the Wildcats (2-7, 2-4). Byrd now has seven career 100-yard rushing games.
The game marked Bethune Cookman's homecoming and the fifth homecoming contest it has played in this year. The Wildcats faced four opposing homecomings this season, dropping decisions at Alabama A&M, Tennessee State and Prairie View A&M while spoiling Mississippi Valley State's homecoming two weeks ago.
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