RICHMOND, Ky. – DaMarcus James gained 170 yards and had a touchdown to lead Jacksonville State to a 20-6 win over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday.
Troymaine Pope scored a 14-yard rushing touchdown with 3:46 remaining to put Jacksonville State up by 14, and then DeBarriaus Miller intercepted Jared McClain on the ensuing drive to seal the win for the Gamecocks.
Pope rushed for 63 yards on six carries, with a long of 34, and Eli Jenkins completed 11 of 29 attempts for 132 yards for Jacksonville State. James' 13-yard touchdown put the Gamecocks up 10-3 at halftime.
Andrew Lloyd converted two field goals, from 23 and 30 yards, for Eastern Kentucky. Dy'Shawn Mobley rushed for 87 yards on 18 carries and Jeff Glover caught four balls for 75 yards for the Colonels.
Jacksonville State outgained Eastern Kentucky 357-100 on the ground and 489-292 in total offensive.