Jacksonville State at Georgia State

Jacksonville St. edges Georgia St., 32-26 OT


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ATLANTA (AP) DeMarcus James' rushing touchdown in overtime was the difference as Jacksonville State (4-0) survived two late scares to defeat Georgia State 32-26 in the Georgia Dome on Saturday.

After falling behind the undefeated Gamecocks in the second quarter, winless Georgia State scored three times in the final quarter - on a blocked punt, a pass and a field goal, twice rallying into ties. Kicker Wil Lutz hit from 26 yards as time expired to force OT at 26-26.

Then James rushed for his third TD, scoring from the 2. James finished with 41 yards on 16 carries. Max Shortell passed for 263 yards but no TDs for Jacksonville State.

Ronnie Bell led Georgia State (0-4) with 250 yards passing and 57 rushing. In the fourth quarter, Georgia State blocked a punt for a touchdown, and scored again when Bell hit Robert Davis from the 10 to tie at 23-23.

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Scoring Summary
GASTAlbert Wilson 75 yd pass from Ronnie Bell (missed kick)
JAXSTDaMarcus James 1 yd run (Griffin Thomas kick)
GASTWil Lutz 39 yd FG
JAXSTDaMarcus James 1 yd run (failed 2pt pass)
JAXSTEli Jenkins 5 yd run (Griffin Thomas kick)
JAXSTGriffin Thomas 29 yd FG
GASTC.J. Scott 3 yd blocked punt return (Wil Lutz kick)
GASTRobert Davis 10 yd pass from Ronnie Bell (Wil Lutz kick)
JAXSTGriffin Thomas 34 yd FG
GASTWil Lutz 26 yd FG
JAXSTDaMarcus James 2 yd run
 
Team Stats
 JAXSTGAST
First Downs2222
Third Down Efficiency8-167-20
Fourth Down Efficiency0-02-3
Plays-Net Yards76-43384-400
Rushes-Yds44-12242-150
Passing Yds311250
Kick Return Yds6097
Punt Return Yds1027
Passes17-32-016-42-1
Punts5-1634-183
Fumbles-Lost3-21-1
Penalties-Yds5-559-62
Time of Poss.26:533:55
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
JAXST: Miles Jones 21-76, DaMarcus James 16-41, Eli Jenkins 5-13, Max Shortell 2--8
GAST: Ronnie Bell 11-57, Travis Evans 20-45, Jonathan Jean-Bart 5-24, Albert Wilson 4-15, Kelton Hill 1-11, Team 1--2
PASSING
JAXST: Max Shortell 12-27-235-0, Eli Jenkins 5-5-76-0
GAST: Ronnie Bell 16-41-250-1, Ben McLane 0-1-0-0
RECEIVING
JAXST: Josh Barge 7-96, Markis Merrill 3-62, Anthony Johnson 2-59, Dalton Screws 1-39, Telvin Brown 1-33, Gavin Ellis 1-17, Luke Smith 1-7, Earl Calloway 1--2
GAST: Albert Wilson 7-158, Robert Davis 3-36, Travis Evans 3-19, Danny Williams 1-15, Sean Jeppesen 1-11, Kelton Hill 1-11