JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Washaun Ealey posted 190 all-purpose yards as Jacksonville State upset Tennessee State 31-28 Saturday.
Jacksonville State held possession at its 39 with 6:07 left to play. Two plays later, however, Stephen Godbolt III intercepted Coty Blanchard, giving Tennessee State (7-1, 3-1 Ohio Valley Conference) the ball on its 25.
From there, Trabis Ward and Michael German led the Tigers on a 13-play, 50-yard drive to the Gamecock 25. But Jamin Godfrey missed the game-winning 47-yard field goal attempt as the fourth quarter expired.
After Godfrey missed another field goal in overtime, Jacksonville State (4-3, 3-2) handed the ball to Ealey twice and Thomas Griffin converted from 44 yards despite Blanchard getting sacked on third down.
The Gamecocks snapped Tennessee State's seven-game winning streak and have defeated the Tigers four straight times.
German led Tennessee State with 311 yards on 21 of 37 passing with three touchdowns but threw two interceptions.
Houston could make the playoff. Or it could be eliminated from contention on Sept. 3. Such is life for a Group of 5 team hoping to crash the Power 5 party. And it all starts against Oklahoma.
The Oregon Ducks will put their new quarterbacks on display as well as give a first look at their new 4-3 defense under coordinator Brady Hoke.
With more evaluation, prospects like OLB Jaelan Phillips and others proved worthy of moving into or jumping in the player rankings.
It's no surprise that Alabama and LSU appear to be the strongest up front on defense in the SEC at this point.
In Da'Wan Hunte, Purdue features a defender who likely locked up a starting position at an opportune moment in his career.
Baylor lineman/curiosity LaQuan McGowan wants a shot at the NFL, but if that doesn't pan out he might consider the WWE as an alternative.
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