Scores

Final

Samford 14

(8-5, 4-4 away)

Jacksonville St 55

(10-3, 5-2 home)

8:00 PM ET, November 30, 2013

Burgess-Snow Field, Jacksonville, AL

1 2 3 4 T
SAM 0 0 7 714
JVST 17 21 10 755

Top Performers

Passing: E. Jenkins (JVST) - 115 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. James (JVST) - 22 CAR, 124 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Brown (JVST) - 2 REC, 51 YDS, 1 TD

Jacksonville St. throttles Samford 55-14

Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- DaMarcus James ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns as Jacksonville State dominated Samford 55-14 in the first round of the FCS playoffs.

After forcing a 3-and-out, Jacksonville State (10-3) marched 51 yards in 8 plays for the score. James capped off the drive with a 2-yard run. On the next possession, quarterback Eli Jenkins broke loose for a 72-yard touchdown.

James plunged in from 1-yard out for a second-quarter touchdown, and less than two minutes later, Miles Jones scampered in from 12. Jacksonville State outgained Samford 361-17 on its way to a 38-0 at halftime lead.

Jenkins threw for 115 yards and a touchdown while running for 115 and another score.

Samford finally got in the board in the third quarter when Andy Summerlin found Kelvin Clay from 31 yards out. Summerlin finished with 7 of 24 for 81 yards.

Jeremiaha Gates ran for 63 yards on 13 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAM
JVST
1st Downs1123
Total Yards201482
Passing108115
Rushing93367
Penalties10-799-90
3rd Down Conversions2-147-16
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers31
Possession25:3034:30

Passing Leaders

SamfordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Summerlin7/24813.410
Jacksonville StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jenkins11/191156.110

Rushing Leaders

SamfordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gates13634.8018
Robinson6274.5021
Jacksonville StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
James221245.6221
Jenkins121159.6172

Receiving Leaders

SamfordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Clay13737.0137
Robinson23015.0017
Jacksonville StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown25125.5147
Goffigan22412.0018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSAMJVST
TD11:00DaMarcus James 2 Yd Run (Griffin Thomas Kick) 07
TD08:30Eli Jenkins 72 Yd Run (Griffin Thomas Kick) 014
FG00:55Griffin Thomas 37 Yd 017
SECOND QUARTERSAMJVST
TD08:47Telvin Brown 47 Yd Pass From Eli Jenkins (Griffin Thomas Kick) 024
TD02:42DaMarcus James 1 Yd Run (Griffin Thomas Kick) 031
TD01:27Miles Jones 12 Yd Run (Griffin Thomas Kick) 038
THIRD QUARTERSAMJVST
TD14:37Telvin Brown 67 Yd Run (Griffin Thomas Kick) 045
TD11:31Kelvin Clay 37 Yd Pass From Andy Summerlin (Warren Handrahan Kick) 745
FG06:41Griffin Thomas 47 Yd 748
FOURTH QUARTERSAMJVST
TD06:34Robert Gray 1 Yd Fumble Return (Griffin Thomas Kick) 755
TD02:36Tony Philpot 4 Yd Pass From Karel Hamilton (Warren Handrahan Kick) 1455