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.