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.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.