ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Defense wins championships, and Bethune-Cookman is back in the FCS playoffs after a controlling defensive effort against Florida A&M Saturday in the Florida Classic.
Quentin Williams and Isidore Jackson each rushed for two touchdowns as the Wildcats downed the Rattlers 29-10 in front of an announced crowd of 45,321.
The Wildcats (10-2 overall, 7-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) defeated the Rattlers (3-9, 2-6) for the third consecutive time, earned a share of the conference championship and clinched an automatic berth to the FCS playoffs next week. It will be the Wildcats' third appearance in the playoffs in the past four years. They lost to New Hampshire in 2010 - Brian Jenkins' first season as the Wildcats coach - and Coastal Carolina last year.