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
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).