JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (jsugamecocksports.com) - Defense set the tone early as No. 1-ranked Jacksonville State started its pursuit of a second straight Ohio Valley Conference championship.
The Gamecocks held previously unbeaten Tennessee State to 18 first-half yards and cruised to 48-13 victory before a record Burgess-Snow Field crowd of 23,413 in the OVC opener for both.
"They had a hard time running the football and we were able to rush for almost 350 yards," said Jacksonville State head coach John Grass. "I was proud of how we handled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball."
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