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Someone was asking about McKinson Souverain?


Someone was asking about McKinson Souverain?

Well, looks like he might not be doing too well at Bethune-Cookman UNIVERSITY….

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Freshman QB Maurice Francois Rushes For 179 Yards In Win

Daytona Beach, Fla. - Bethune-Cookman University (3-1, 1-1, MEAC) beat Norfolk State University (2-3, 1-1, MEAC) 33-17, Saturday at Municipal Stadium with freshman QB Maurice Francois rushing for 179 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries to lead the B-CU offense.

Francois came into the game late in the first quarter in relief of starting QB McKinson Souverain, and for the second straight game - he keyed the "Wyattbone" offense to big yardage. B-CU rushed for 300 yards in the win (The Wildcats rushed for 412 yards last week vs. Savannah State).

"I went in thinking, if I do get a chance to play, I will do my best to help us win," said Francois. "I was ready from the first play and when he (Coach Wyatt) put me in - I was ready to play. It's a MEAC game, a conference game and we had to win this game. We had to play our game, play our way. I am making it hard (on the other QBs) to get the position back," said Francois following the win vs. Norfolk State. "Our O-line worked hard and I was just reading it, hitting the whole."

B-CU trailed 14-13 at halftime and a Brian Sumlar touchdown run in the third quarter gave the Wildcats the lead for good at 19-14 with 8 minutes remaining in the third. Matt McCutcheon's extra point was blocked (two B-CU extra points were blocked in the contest).

Bethune-Cookman Head Coach Alvin Wyatt praised his freshman quarterback, "He (Francois) was exceptional. He was ready to go. He made the correct checks and he hung in there tough," said Wyatt.

Coach Wyatt also said the defense which limited Norfolk State to 17 points - was instrumental too in the win. "Today, we shut them down when we had to. The defensive stop on the first possession of the second half was huge," said Wyatt. "That got the defense propelled in the right direction."

Defensive backs Travis Roland (47 yards) and Antonio Cox (35 yards) each had long interception returns to stop NSU drives in the second half. Kendrick Odom led B-CU with nine tackles and Roland contributed seven stops.

Sophomore RB Sumlar had three touchdown runs and 64 yards rushing on 16 carries to compliment Francois' efforts on offense.  B-CU passed the ball only three times completing one pass. (Souverain to Jean Gardy-Fanor for 16 yards)

The Wildcats continue in MEAC play next Saturday playing at Morgan State in Baltimore, 4 p.m. kickoff EST.  B-CU's next home game will be the 2008 Homecoming Game vs. Delaware State, 4 p.m., October 11 at Municipal Stadium.
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Re: Someone was asking about McKinson Souverain?

What a Moe…should have stayed here and switched positions…could have been our best punt returner ever…

On a side note:

What the heck is the "Wyattbone"??  Lol…
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