Clemons scores 3 first half TD's as Jacksonville St rolls
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) Josh Clemons ran for 110 yards and three touchdowns to lead Jacksonville State to a convincing 40-21 win over Tennessee Tech on Saturday.
Eli Jenkins threw for 157 yards and added 76 more with a touchdown on the ground for the Gamecocks (4-1, 1-0 Ohio Valley Conference), who held a 217 advantage in total offense (446-229) and forced five turnovers defensively.
All three of Clemons' scores came in the first half, including a 26-yard run, and Jacksonville State held a 33-7 lead at the break.
Michael Birdsong hit Dontez Byrd for a 30-yard TD for Tennessee Tech (2-4, 2-2) to cut the score to 33-14, but the Gamecocks answered quickly with a Bryant Horn 31-yard touchdown strike to Shaq Davidson to put the game out of reach.
Birdsong finished with 167 yards for the Golden Eagles, and was intercepted three times. Byrd had 75 yards receiving.