MARTIN, Tenn. -- DaMarcus James rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns to lead Jacksonville State to a 41-27 Ohio Valley Conference win over UT-Martin Saturday.
The Gamecocks (5-1, 1-1 OVC) relied on James, late in the game as he amassed 68 of his yards and had two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. James is the only player in school history to score three rushing touchdowns in three consecutive games.
Jacksonville State jumped out to a 24-10 halftime lead but the Skyhawks (3-2, 1-1 OVC) charged back to cut the deficit to 7 as the third quarter ended. Dylan Favre, who threw for 290 yards and two touchdowns for the game, had a 17-yard scoring toss to Jeremy Butler to tighten the score.
Jacksonville State's Max Shortell threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns to compliment James as the duo had all but three of the touches for Jacksonville State in the final quarter.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
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.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
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