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APSU Governors Football loses home game to Jacksonville State Gamecocks

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – Damarcus James broke the  school record with five touchdown runs as Jacksonville State defeated Austin Peay State University, 42-10, Saturday afternoon in Ohio Valley Conference football played at Governor Stadium.

Austin Peay's Omar Williams rushes for 179 yards. APSU Football.

Austin Peay’s Omar Williams rushes for 179 yards. APSU Football.

The victory improved JSU to 7-2 overall and 3-2 in OVC play. APSU falls to 0-9 and 0-5 in league play. The Govs are now 0-7 against the Gamecocks since rejoining the OVC in 2007.

James scored on four TD runs of 3 yards or less and another of 40, breaking the mark of quarterback Cedric Johnson, who had four against the Govs, October 11th, 2007. James finished with 102 yards on 19 carries, his final 40-yard carry pushing him past the century mark.

His performance nearly overshadowed Govs’ sophomore running back Omar Williams’ superb effort. Making his first start in place of the injured Tim Phillips, Williams carried the ball 35 times for 179 yards. It was the most rushing yards by a Gov since Terrence Holt had 176 yards against Eastern Kentucky, October 24th, 2009. Williams helped APSU outrush (187 to 175) the OVC’s second-leading rushing offense.

Williams’ effort could not overcome a dreadful night by APSU quarterbacks, who combined for 4-of-26 passing for 58 yards and two interceptions. Meanwhile, JSU quarterback Kyle West completed 18 of 31 for 188 yards.

In fact, the Govs’ passing struggles led directly to JSU’s first TD. With APSU driving to the JSU 12 yard line while also controlling the clock, Jacob Sexton saw his pass to the flat picked off by Rashod Byers, who returned it 95 yards for a score.

Later in the half, a second Sexton interception was returned to the JSU 2-yard line, setting up the Gamecocks’ final score of the half—James’ third TD—to lead 28-3 at halftime.

Any second-half Govs’ comeback was quickly dissipated early in the third quarter when James scored his fourth rushing TD.

Defensively, freshman linebacker Antonio Turner led the way with 13 stops, including one for loss and a quarterback hurry.

Senior safety EnRiques Perry had 12 stops.

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Box Score

Jacksonville State vs. Austin Peay
November 2nd, 2013 | Clarksville, TN | Governors Stadium | Attendance: 4010

1 2 3 4 Score
Jacksonville State 7 21 14 0 42
Austin Peay 0 3 7 0 10

 

SCORING SUMMARY JSU -APSU
1st 02:06 JSU BYERS,Rashod 95 yd interception return (THOMAS,Griffin kick)
7 – 0
2nd 14:50 APSU DUNLAP, Chase 34 yd field goal
6 plays, 46 yards, TOP 2:10 7 – 3
13:13 JSU JAMES,DaMARCUS 1 yd run (THOMAS,Griffin kick)
7 plays, 66 yards, TOP 1:37 14 – 3
06:20 JSU JAMES,DaMARCUS 3 yd run (THOMAS,Griffin kick)
4 plays, 43 yards, TOP 0:59 21 – 3
04:50 JSU JAMES,DaMARCUS 1 yd run (THOMAS,Griffin kick)
2 plays, 2 yards, TOP 0:35 28 – 3
3rd 09:44 JSU JAMES,DaMARCUS 2 yd run (THOMAS,Griffin kick)
10 plays, 61 yards, TOP 3:05 35 – 3
02:05 APSU BOOKER, Javier 33 yd pass from MITCHELL, Timarious (DUNLAP, Chase kick)
8 plays, 87 yards, TOP 4:26 35 – 10
00:23 JSU JAMES,DaMARCUS 40 yd run (THOMAS,Griffin kick)
5 plays, 71 yards, TOP 1:42 42 – 10

 

Kickoff time: 4:01 pm • End of Game: 7:08 • Total elapsed time: 3:07
Referee: Ken Stovall • Umpire: John Graham • Linesman: David Seewer • Line judge: Jeff Irwin • Back judge: Al Studstill • Field judge: Randy Jackson • Side judge: W. Kirk Walker •
Temperature: 52 • Wind: N 7 • Weather: Cloudy

 

 

Team Statistics

Team Totals JSU APSU
FIRST DOWNS 20 14
Rushing 8 11
Passing 11 3
Penalty 1 0
NET YARDS RUSHING 175 187
Rushing Attempts 42 44
Average Per Rush 4.2 4.2
Rushing Touchdowns 5 0
Yards Gained Rushing 186 212
Yards Lost Rushing 11 25
NET YARDS PASSING 188 58
Completions-Attempts-Int 18-31-0 4-26-2
Average Per Attempt 6.1 2.2
Average Per Completion 10.4 14.5
Passing Touchdowns 0 1
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 363 245
Total offense plays 73 70
Average Gain Per Play 5.0 3.5
Fumbles: Number-Lost 0-0 1-0
Penalties: Number-Yards 4-26 3-12
PUNTS-YARDS 6-264 10-366
Average Yards Per Punt 44.0 36.6
Net Yards Per Punt 40.7 33.3
Inside 20 1 0
50+ Yards 2 0
Touchbacks 1 0
Fair catch 1 4
KICKOFFS-YARDS 7-438 3-142
Average Yards Per Kickoff 62.6 47.3
Net Yards Per Kickoff 39.1 39.0
Touchbacks 4 1
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 2-33-0 0-0-0
Average Per Return 16.5 0.0
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 3-64-0
Average Per Return 0.0 21.3
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 2-121-1 0-0-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards 0 0
Possession Time 26:59 33:01
1st Quarter 3:37 11:23
2nd Quarter 6:25 8:35
3rd Quarter 5:55 9:05
4th Quarter 11:02 3:58
Third-Down Conversions 4 of 14 6 of 17
Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 3 0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 4-4 1-2
Touchdowns 4-4 0-2
Field goals 0-4 1-2
Sacks By: Number-Yards 2-17 0-0
PAT Kicks 6-6 1-1
Field Goals 0-0 1-1

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