Daniel Santacaterina threw three touchdown passes to lead Southeast Missouri State to a 24-21 victory over Jacksonville State on Saturday.
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Zerrick Cooper threw three touchdown passes, the biggest a 39-yard hookup with Josh Pearson early in the fourth quarter, and Jacksonville State defeated upset-minded Eastern Illinois 28-20 on Saturday.
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Zerrick Cooper threw three touchdown passes and Jacksonville State rallied to beat Tennessee State, 31-23 in an Ohio Valley Conference contest Saturday night.
JaVaughn Craig accounted for five touchdowns and Austin Peay stunned Jacksonville State 52-33 in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams on Saturday.
Zerrick Cooper threw three touchdown passes to Josh Pearson and Jacksonville State rode a strong first half to a 30-12 win over long-standing rival North Alabama in a nonconference game Saturday night.
Zerrick Cooper passed for three touchdowns and ran for one, and Michael Matthews scored the winning touchdown with 59 seconds left as Jacksonville State shocked Eastern Washington 49-45 on Saturday night in a battle between ranked FCS teams.
Zerrick Cooper passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more as Jacksonville State rolled past Chattanooga 41-20 Saturday night.
Chason Virgil and Cole Kelley combined to throw for three touchdowns as Southeastern Louisiana upset defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Jacksonville State 35-14 in the season opener on Thursday night.
Former Auburn tight end Landon Rice has signed with Jacksonville State. Auburn dismissed Rice from the team as a freshman after a woman said he raped her. In April 2017, a Lee County grand jury declined to indict Rice.
Defending national champion and top-ranked James Madison placed three players on The Associated Press FCS All-America first team, more than any other school.
SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves, is moving into the college football business.
The mother of Jacksonville State coach John Grass, who had battled Alzheimer's disease and gone missing earlier in the week, was found dead Tuesday morning in Alabama.
North Dakota State, the No. 1 seed in the FCS Playoffs, will begin its quest for a sixth straight national championship next week. The first round kicks off this weekend.
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The FCS playoff bracket was released with five-time defending champion North Dakota State earning the No. 1 overall seed. ESPN's Football Power Index projects that the Bison have a 36 percent chance to win their sixth-straight FCS title. That's twice the chance of any other team in the field.