JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Jacksonville State piled up 324 yards of offense in the first half, scoring touchdowns on five of their first seven possessions to breeze to a 71-0 victory over Mississippi Valley on Saturday night.
Michael Matthews' 3-yard TD run and Cooper's 75-yard scoring strike to Pearson made it 29-0. Cooper added a 1-yard TD run in the final minute of the half.
The Delta Devils (0-2) managed just 65 yards of offense in the first half, including minus-26 yards rushing.
Matthews added a 5-yard TD run and Uriah West accounted for three straight rushing TDs, scoring from the 12-, 9- and 11-yard line for a 64-0 lead early in the fourth quarter. Austin Kinsey's 5-yard run capped the scoring for the Gamecocks.
Cooper finished with 211 yards passing, completing 12 of 17 passes. MVSU had just 133 yards of offense, including minus-8 yards on the ground.
Oregon RB CJ Verdell rushes forward and has the ball pop loose. Stanford's Sean Barton recovers it with less than a minute left.
Nick Tiano threw for 278 yards and a pair of touchdowns and ran for a third as Chattanooga held off preseason favorite Samford, 27-20 in the Southern Conference opener on Saturday night.
Loren Easly rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns as North Texas jumped out to an early lead and coasted to a 47-7 victory over Liberty on Saturday night to remain undefeated on the season.
Noah Johnson rushed for three touchdowns as Alcorn State gained 462 yards on the ground, defeating Mississippi Valley State 56-20 in a Southwestern Athletic Conference opener Saturday night.
Brian Lewerke threw two touchdown passes, had his first career catch and made the perfect pitch to kicker Matt Coghlin for a 6-yard scoring run in No. 24 Michigan State's 35-21 victory over Indiana on Saturday night.
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn breaks down how the defense executed against Arkansas and the improvement needed on offense.
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