Jacksonville St. 44, Austin Peay 14

Washaun Ealey ran for a touchdown, Jacksonville State

quarterback Coty Blanchard rushed for another and the Gamecocks’

defense returned three turnovers for TDs in a 44-14 rout of Austin

Peay on Saturday night.

Ealey ran for 124 yards on 18 carries to lead the Gamecocks

(5-1, 4-0 Ohio Valley Conference). Blanchard was 10 of 19 for 130

yards and an interception, adding 25 yards and a score on 12

carries.

The Jacksonville State defense matched the offense in scoring,

though, as Brooks Robinson picked up a fumble and rumbled 32 yards

just before the break for a 28-7 halftime lead. Ben Endress’s

10-yard interception return for a touchdown with 3:37 to play and

Jamaal Johnson’s 45-yard interception return just over a minute

later sealed the scoring.

Jake Ryan was 16 of 31 for 172 yards with one touchdown but was

intercepted five times for the Governors (2-4, 2-2).