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.
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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.
Winning in the regular season hasn't been a problem for Jacksonville State, but getting past the second round of the FCS playoffs as the No. 3 seed has been a struggle.
Bryant Horn rushed for 148 yards and a touchdown and Roc Thomas 105 yards and a score to lead Jacksonville State to a 36-6 win over Tennessee State on Thursday night in a regular-season finale.
Roc Thomas rushed for two touchdowns, Joseph Roberts recovered a fumble in the final minute, and Jacksonville State escaped with a 14-7 victory over UT Martin on Saturday to win the Ohio Valley Conference title for the fourth straight season.
Bryant Horn threw for three touchdowns, Jacksonville State set a program record with minus-3 yards rushing allowed, and the Gamecocks beat Murray State 59-23 on Saturday.
Kendrick Doss threw a 65-yard touchdown pass, Cade Stinnett made three field goals and Jacksonville State beat Southeast Missouri State 23-7 on Saturday night.
Bryant Horn threw a pair of touchdowns to Krenwick Sanders as Jacksonville State rallied past Eastern Illinois 30-19 in a clash of Ohio Valley Conference unbeatens on Saturday.
Bryant Horn threw for 158 yards and a score and rushed 11 times for 73 yards and two touchdowns and Jacksonville State rolled past Eastern Kentucky 41-25 on Saturday.
Roc Thomas had 18 carries for 135 yards and two scores, Bryant Horn accounted for two touchdowns, and Jacksonville State beat Austin Peay 34-14 on Saturday.
Kendrick Doss completed 11 of 13 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score to lead Jacksonville State to a 34-7 win over Tennessee Tech on Saturday night.
TaQuon Marshall passed for three touchdowns, receiver Ricky Jeune scored twice and Georgia Tech beat Jacksonville State 37-10 on Saturday.
Roc Thomas gained 190 total yards and had a 76-yard touchdown run to help Jacksonville State beat Chattanooga 27-13 in a season opener for both teams on Saturday.
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.
It took 10 years for Youngstown State to get back to the FCS playoffs. The four-time national championship program is making up for lost time.
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.
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