Samford 18

(4-6, 1-4 away)

Jacksonville St 51

(7-1, 4-0 home)

5:00 PM ET, November 6, 2004

Burgess-Snow Field, Jacksonville, AL

1 2 3 4 T
SAM 0 11 7 018
JVST 14 6 21 1051

Top Performers

Passing: M. Mullins (JVST) - 135 YDS

Rushing: O. Bonds (JVST) - 14 CAR, 186 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Houston (JVST) - 4 REC, 102 YDS

Jacksonville St. 51, Samford 18

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Oscar Bonds ran for 186 yards and two touchdowns to lead Jacksonville State to a 51-18 win over Samford Saturday.

Bonds scored on runs of 1 and 79 yards as Jacksonville State ran up 646 yards of total offense, including a school-record 453 yards on the ground. Marcus Mitchell also scored twice for the Gamecocks, while Taurean Rhetta and Maurice Mullins each had a touchdown.

Jacksonville State (7-1, 5-1 Ohio Valley Conference) took control of the game early, scoring twice in the first four minutes on Bonds' one-yard run and on a 75-yard punt return by Craig Agee.

Trailing by 17 points late in the first half, Samford (4-6, 3-4) pulled to 20-11 at halftime when Jeff Moore caught a 13-yard pass from Ray Nelson with 11 seconds to play in the half.

The Gamecocks pulled away in the third quarter, scoring on 3 and 11-yard runs by Mitchell and on Bonds 79-yard run. Jacksonville State sealed the win in the fourth quarter with a 33-yard field goal by Gavin Hallford and a 35-yard touchdown run by Rhetta.