JACKSONVILLE, Tenn. -- DaMarcus James ran for two touchdowns and Marques Ivory passed for two more as Jacksonville State ground out a 31-16 win over Southeast Missouri State Saturday in Ohio Valley Conference action.
James' first score vaulted the Gamecocks (2-2, 1-1) to a 14-10 advantage in the second quarter that wouldn't be relinquished. The sophomore came into the contest averaging 6.5 yards per carry, and upped that average with 149 yards on 21 rushes.
Griffin Thomas' 20-yard field goal stretched Jacksonville State's advantage to 17-10 in the third before Renard Celestin cut the lead with a 13-yard TD run. The Redhawks missed the extra point, though, and Ivory found Alan Bonner for a 20-yard score less than three minutes later to stretch the Gamecocks' advantage to 24-16. Ivory was 14-of-18 passing for 161 yards.
Levi Terrell bolstered the Redhawks' offense, gaining 146 yards on 26 carries.
Western Kentucky commit Jared Nash launches this snap from the bleachers and successfully sinks it in the garbage can.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
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