JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Griffin Thomas knocked down a 37-yard field goal at the final gun, helping Jacksonville State stave off Chattanooga 27-24 Saturday night.
The Gamecocks (1-1) led by as many as 14, but Chattanooga's (0-2) Jacob Huesman passed for a pair of touchdowns in the second half, including a game-tying, 16-yard scoring pass to Ron Moore with 39 seconds left.
Jacksonville State's Marques Ivory orchestrated a six-play, 35-yard drive in the remaining seconds, though, completing 3 of 4 passes for 22 yards to set up Thomas' winning kick.
DaMarcus James and Troymaine Pope led the Gamecocks' offense on the ground, with James netting 120 yards on 16 carries and Pope earning 101 yards on 12 attempts. James also scored a pair of touchdowns.
Huesman finished 18-of-30 passing for 181 yards and two scores, and also ran for 171 yards on 21 carries, including a touchdown.
Scott Frost, who was hired as head coach at UCF on Tuesday, will inherit an offense that averaged a dismal 268.4 yards per game this season.
After surviving the Les Miles telenovela, which landed LSU's big cigars at No. 5, we're left to ponder who can claim the Bottom 10 title.
Kirk Herbstreit believes that No. 10 North Carolina will not make the jump into the top four of the final College Football Playoff rankings.
SEC Network's Matt Stinchcomb and Clint Stoerner discuss whether or not Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart will be a good fit as Georgia head coach.
Booger McFarland discusses whether North Carolina can sneak into the top four of the College Football Playoff rakings if they beat Clemson and if teams that are done could crash the party.
After building a reputation as one of the nation's top assistants at Oregon, Scott Frost will have the resources to succeed at UCF.
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