Saturday, November 19, 2016

Bethune-Cookman wins sixth straight Classic

ORLANDO, Florida -- As a senior, Trevin Huff knows just how big a moment it is to win the Florida Classic.

“It’s a real big deal,” the Bethune-Cookman right tackle said Saturday following his team’s 39-19 win over Florida A&M at Camping World Stadium. It was the programs sixth consecutive win over the Rattlers — the longest streak in school history.

“You come to Bethune-Cookman and you see all the alumni and they make a big deal of it and that’s the only game they really talk about,” Huff said of the intense rivalry between the two historically black universities. “This is a great feeling.”

After opening the season with five consecutive losses, B-CU (4-5, 4-3 MEAC) now has won four in a row and could improve to .500 with a win over South Carolina State next week. Much of the credit for the team’s turnaround can attributed to seniors like Huff.

“That was a group that helped keep our team together,” Bethune-Cookman coach Terry Sims said. “Going through all this and having 16 guys out at one time, down to our fourth-string quarterback at one point in time. They never hung their heads. Our days of practices were the same when we were 0-5 as they were at the start of the season.


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