Jacksonville State held Eastern Kentucky without a touchdown on its way to increasing its odds to win the Ohio Valley Conference title with a 20-6 win over the Colonels Saturday afternoon at Roy Kidd Stadium.
The Gamecocks (8-1, 6-0 OVC) have now went 13 straight quarters without allowing a touchdown. EKU managed only 292 offensive yards on 68 plays. It was the first time since the 2010 season opener at Missouri Stae that the Colonels didn't score a TD.
JSU running back DaMarcus James ran for 170 yards on 21 carries. The Gamecocks had 357 yards rushing.
EKU (8-2, 5-2 OVC) had chances to tie or take the lead, but the offense couldn't capitalize on the defense's success.
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Early in the second quarter, the Colonels recovered a fumble by JSU quarterback Eli Jenkins deep in Gamecocks territory, but only managed a field goal.
In the middle of the third quarter, the EKU defense stopped Jacksonville State on a fourth down on the EKU 32-yard line. The Colonels drove to the Gamecocks' five-yard line on a nine-play, 63-yard drive, but had to settle for another field goal.
With the loss, Eastern Kentucky falls to third place in the OVC behind Jacksonville State and Eastern Illinois.