COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Marques Ivory threw for 268 yards and a touchdown, while DaMarcus James rushed for 130 yards and a score to help Jacksonville State rally to beat Tennessee Tech 37-28 Saturday night.
Down 28-16 late in the third quarter, it was Coty Blanchard who got the Gamecocks (3-2, 2-1 Ohio Valley Conference) on the road to a comeback, though. His 27-yard rushing score pulled Jacksonville State to within five points before Ivory connected with Telvin Brown for an 86-yard touchdown and a 30-28 advantage.
Washaun Ealey, a transfer from Georgia, ran for a 1-yard score for the final margin. Ealey finished with 55 yards rushing, and Blanchard had 44.
The Gamecocks rolled up 566 total yards compared to 266 for the Golden Eagles. They also forced two Tennessee Tech turnovers.
Tre Lamb led Tennessee Tech (2-4, 0-3) with 171 passing yards with a touchdown, and 41 rushing yards and a score.
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.
The University of Wisconsin agreed to a 10-year deal with Under Armour on Friday worth a total of $96 million in cash and the retail value of products received.