The Yellow Jackets looked to rebound after a tough 2OT loss to Tennessee on Monday night, but a tough FCS No. 5 Jacksonville State didn’t make it easy.
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On a very short turnaround from a double overtime loss to Tennessee late Monday night, the Yellow Jackets picked up their first win of the season Saturday afternoon.
The Jackets totaled 322 total yards of offense, with 210 yards rushing and 112 yards through the air. All of Tech’s passing yards came from the arm of Marshall. While it wasn’t the 600-yards of offense they had on Monday against Tennessee, it was enough to get the job done.
50 of Tech’s receiving yards were caught by Jeune with a 27 yard long. He had a pair of touchdowns, while J.J. Green had a touchdown catch on his only reception of the game for 10 yards.
To start the game, it was obvious Tech was winded, and the Gamecocks were stopping the option and penetrating the Jackets defense, but depth seemed to take over in the second half.
Tech’s defense gave up only 116 yards through the air and 73 yards of rushing to the Gamecocks in the game.
The Yellow Jackets are scheduled to travel to Orlando to take on the University of Central Florida next weekend. It’s unclear if that game will be affected by Hurricane Irma. That game is set for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN News.