JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Matt Hardin passed for 218 yards with two touchdowns and Clay Green rushed for 110 yards and two more touchdowns to lead Jacksonville State to a 55-7 win over Samford Saturday.
It was the biggest margin of victory in the series and the seventh straight win by Jacksonville State (6-4, 5-2 Ohio Valley Conference) over Samford (3-8, 1-8).
Jacksonville State set the tone after Craig Agee intercepted Dontae Williams' first pass of the game and returned it 17 yards to give the Gamecocks a 7-0 lead.
Gavin Hallford kicked a 32-yard field goal with 6:37 left to push the JSU lead to 24-0, but Samford answered with its lone touchdown on a 41-yard run by Marcus Rice to cut the lead to 24-7. Hallford added a 29-yard field goal to end the half.
Clay Green scored two touchdowns during the third quarter to build a 41-7 lead entering the fourth quarter. Shawn Green scored on a two-yard run and Ty Griswold broke free for a 38-yard run in the fourth quarter for the final score.
Former Blinn College coach Brad Franchione describes Panthers star Cam Newton's transformation from playing at the junior college in 2009 to playing in Super Bowl 50.
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