MARTIN, Tenn. -- Derek Carr tied a career-high with seven TD passes as Tennessee-Martin outdueled Jacksonville State 49-47 Saturday.
Carr threw four touchdowns in the first quarter -- three to Quentin Sims -- for an early 28-7 lead. Carr finished 28-of-43 passing for 402 yards. Sims had 10 catches for 137 yards and a UT-Martin (7-2, 5-1 Ohio Valley Conference) record five TDs.
Marques Ivory's three first-half touchdowns -- all to Alan Bonner -- kept Jacksonville State (5-4, 4-3) with 35-21 at the half. Ivory finished 17-of-36 passing for 323 yards and six touchdowns. Bonner caught 10 passes for 235 yards and five scores.
After the Gamecocks cut the lead to 42-41 late in the fourth, Carr found Jeremy Butler for a 4-yard TD with 5:31 left extending the Skyhawks' lead to 49-41.
Washaun Ealey's 2-yard rushing TD with 41 seconds left made it 49-47, but the team failed on the two-point conversion.
Western Kentucky commit Jared Nash launches this snap from the bleachers and successfully sinks it in the garbage can.
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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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