Jacksonville State totaled 452 yards of offense to defeat Tennessee State 38-16 on Sunday at Hale Stadium in Nashville.
Jacksonville State (5-1, 2-0 Ohio Valley Convention) had 280 yards passing and 172 dashing yards. Tennessee State (0-2, 0-2) completed with 225 yards with 145 passing and 80 dashing.
Right here’s what we discovered:
No Trae Barry
All-American tight finish Trae Barry was unavailable for the Gamecocks as he was coping with an damage, although coach John Grass mentioned it isn’t severe. Former Hokes Bluff Excessive standout Braydon Hill bought the beginning in his place.
“He’ll be again this subsequent week,” Grass mentioned. “He tweaked (his knee) a little bit bit. He must be a full go this week.”
The Gamecocks didn’t miss a beat with a robust begin and end. JSU totaled 445 yards with 280 coming by way of the air. Quarterback Zion Webb completed 21 of 33 for 280 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Jacksonville State totaled 24 first downs in comparison with TSU’s 11.
Protection sturdy as soon as once more
The Gamecock protection got here by way of once more.
Jacksonville State sacked TSU quarterback Isaiah Inexperienced six instances and intercepted him as soon as. His lone landing went for 58 yards, which accounted for 40% of his passing yards.
“We may be pretty much as good as we need to be,” JSU linebacker Marshall Clark mentioned. “The sky is the restrict for us. We nonetheless have not performed a recreation we’re able to but.”
That rating trimmed the Gamecocks’ result in 21-16. JSU completed the sport scoring 17 unanswered on three consecutive drives.
Wrestle for Tennessee State
Regardless of being outgained by 227 yards, the Tigers have been solely down by 5 factors early within the fourth quarter after Inexperienced’s landing to Cam Wyche.
The Tigers did rating 3 times within the first half however have been held to area objectives every time. Kicker Antonio Zita was an ideal 3 of three with an extended of 47 yards. One of many area objectives got here when the Tigers had a drive begin within the purple zone after a fumble by JSU working again Pat Jackson. However JSU’s defensive stress had Inexperienced underneath misery all recreation.
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