JACKSONVILLE. Ala. -- Troymaine Pope rushed for three touchdowns and was one of four players to rush for more than 100 yards as Jacksonville State beat Jacksonville 48-13 on Saturday night.
Pope had a game-leading 160 on 16 carries. Miles Jones ran 20 times for 138 yards, Eli Jenkins finished with 128 and DaMarcus James ran for 105. Jenkins and James each ran had touchdown runs as Jacksonville State finished with 568 in total offense, including 523 rushing yards.
The Gamecocks scored 30 consecutive points on six straight drives to end the second quarter and into the third, including a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown by Pierre Warren.
Former Blinn College coach Brad Franchione describes Panthers star Cam Newton's transformation from playing at the junior college in 2009 to playing in Super Bowl 50.
North Carolina inked the No. 34-ranked recruiting class in the 2016 cycle with one ESPN 300 (Tomon Fox) and four more four-stars. The class of 2017 is well on the way to besting the 2016 class with four ESPN Jr300 verbals less than one week after signing day with the most recent being in state receiver Ryan Jones Friday.
Oregon running back Thomas Tyner has decided to take a medical retirement after sitting out all of last season because of a shoulder injury.
It hasn't been an easy road at USC for Pat Haden, the former Trojans quarterback turned athletic director, but at 63, he's earned the right to relax.
Readers want to know about all "downer" material, Iowa cutting ties with Stanford and an inherent southern bias in recruiting rankings.
What did we learn from the Big 12 conference sessions this week? Jake Trotter sorts it out in this edition of the mailbag.
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