Jacksonville State crushes Austin Peay 42-10

DaMarcus James set a school record with five rushing touchdowns

to lead Jacksonville State to a crushing 42-10 victory over Austin

Peay on Saturday night.

James ran for 102 yards on 19 carries and four of his touchdowns

were from 3 yards out or less. The win improves Jacksonville

State’s road record to 5-0 and keeps alive its outside shot at

capturing the Ohio Valley Conference championship.

The Gamecocks (7-2, 3-2 OVC) scored first as Rashod Byers

intercepted the Governors’ Jacob Sexton and returned it 95 yards

for a touchdown. Austin Peay (0-9, 0-5) started the second quarter

with a 34-yard field goal. Four unanswered rushing touchdowns by

James followed, leaving the Governors trailing 35-3 midway through

the third quarter.

Omar Williams, making his first start, led Austin Peay with 179

yards rushing on 35 carries. The Governors are 3-24 dating back to

the 2011 season.