Jacksonville St. 9, Alabama A&M 3
JSU's defense also came out on top in a fourth-quarter goal-line stand in both teams' season opener.
Timothy Robinson Jr. threw for 142 yards to lead Alabama A&M.
With 3:53 left in the first quarter, Maurice Mullins found Jenkins on a 14-yard touchdown pass to give Jacksonville State a 6-0 lead. Steven Lee's extra point attempt failed.
Rashad Cylar kicked a 22-yard field goal 52 seconds into the second quarter for A&M's only points of the game, 6-3.
JSU's Lee made a 25-yard field goal with 10:53 to go in the fourth quarter to make the score 9-3.
The Bulldogs threatened late in the fourth quarter when second-string quarterback Johnny Keith led the team on an 11-play 71-yard drive to the JSU 1-yard line.
But the Gamecocks defense held A&M four straight plays inside the 2-yard line, stopping each running attempt and forcing a fumble on fourth down with 5:12 left to play.
JSU had 341 total offensive yards to the Bulldogs' 321. They had 193 rushing yards to A&M's 116.
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