Scores

Final

Jacksonville St 24

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Alabama State 22

(0-1, 0-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, August 31, 2013

NEW ASU STADIUM, MONTGOMERY, AL

1 2 3 4 T
JVST 0 0 24 024
ALST 0 6 3 1322

Top Performers

Passing: M. Shortell (JVST) - 216 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: I. Crowell (ALST) - 11 CAR, 93 YDS

Receiving: D. Bell (ALST) - 5 REC, 115 YDS

Jacksonville State turns back Alabama State 24-22

Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Max Shortell threw two touchdown passes in a 24-point third quarter and Jacksonville State held off Alabama State 24-22 in a season opener to give Bill Clark a victory in his debut as the Gamecocks' head coach on Saturday night.

Alabama State led 6-0 at the half on a pair of field goals by Bobby Wenzig before the Gamecocks rebounded, scoring first on a 2-yard run by Troymaine Pope and then on Shortell's passes of 23 yards to Anthony Johnson and 45 yards to Telvin Brown. Telvin's TD catch came on the first play after Jamill Lott recovered a Hornets' fumble.

Trailing 24-9, the Hornets scored twice in the fourth quarter, on Jahaad Coleman's 6-yard TD run following an interception and Daniel Duhart's 8-yard pass to Chris Gilzeane two plays after a recovered fumbled punt.

The game was delayed over an hour by severe weather.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JVST
ALST
1st Downs1919
Total Yards348405
Passing240204
Rushing108201
Penalties6-3113-93
3rd Down Conversions7-204-15
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers22
Possession33:4026:20

Passing Leaders

Jacksonville StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Shortell13/232169.421
Alabama StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Duhart18/362045.711

Rushing Leaders

Jacksonville StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pope15543.6113
James19502.6013
Alabama StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Crowell11938.5030
Cyrus11383.5011

Receiving Leaders

Jacksonville StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown57615.2145
Johnson23618.0123
Alabama StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bell511523.0046
Robinson34113.7017

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERJVSTALST
FG11:17Bobby Wenzig 42 Yd 03
FG05:01Bobby Wenzig 35 Yd 06
THIRD QUARTERJVSTALST
TD12:26Troymaine Pope 2 Yd Run (Griffin Thomas Kick) 76
FG09:25Bobby Wenzig 17 Yd 79
TD06:59Anthony Johnson 23 Yd Pass From Max Shortell (Griffin Thomas Kick) 149
TD05:53Telvin Brown 45 Yd Pass From Max Shortell (Griffin Thomas Kick) 219
FG01:32Griffin Thomas 22 Yd 249
FOURTH QUARTERJVSTALST
TD11:29Jahaad Coleman 6 Yd Run (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 2416
TD07:33Chris Gilzeane 8 Yd Pass From Daniel Duhart (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2422