Bethune-Cookman 31, South Carolina State 28

Updated: October 18, 2003, 9:02 PM ET

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Allen Suber passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Bethune-Cookman to a 31-28 win over South Carolina State Saturday.

Suber drove the Wildcats to touchdowns on four straight possessions in the first half, as Bethune-Cookman built a 28-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Then they had to hold off a furious second-half comeback attempt by South Carolina State.

Bethune-Cookman (6-1, 3-1 MEAC) was outscored by a 25-3 margin in the second half. South Carolina State, which had a four-game win streak snapped, fell to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in the league.

Reese McCampbell threw two touchdown passes in the second half, moving Bulldog within striking distance. But two of six turnovers came in the fourth period, hindering the Bulldogs' chances.

Mike Gatson's 33-yard field goal gave the Bulldogs their first points before the half to make it 28-3.

After the teams exchanged field goals to start the second half, the Bulldogs unleashed a three-touchdown, 22-point barrage in the final 16 minutes to pull within four points.

McCampbell finished with 288 yards by completing 21 of 41 passes, but he suffered four interceptions. Suber was 14-for-21 for 126 yards.

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