Samuel’s TD run lifts Jacksonville St over Stephen F Austin


JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Josh Samuel scored on a 4-yard, fourth-quarter run _ capping an 11-play, 75-yard drive _ and Jacksonville State held off Stephen F. Austin 28-24 in the ASUN-WAC Challenge. Jacksonville State saw a 21-7 halftime lead evaporate. Trae Self’s 31-yard scoring strike to Josh Thompson pulled the Lumberjacks within seven points after three quarters. Korbyn White scored on a 10-yard run just 8 seconds into the final quarter to knot the score at 21 and a 30-yard field goal by Chris Campos gave Stephen F. Austin a three-point lead with 5:48 remaining in the game. Zerrick Cooper promptly led the Gamecocks to the go-ahead score, keeping the drive alive when he connected with P.J. Wells for a 25-yard gain on third-and-15 from their own 20-yard line.