Ohio Valley Conference honors JSU's James
by Star staff
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Jacksonville State running back DaMarcus James gets tackled by UT-Martin safety Marquis Clemons. (Photo by Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star)
Jacksonville State running back DaMarcus James gets tackled by UT-Martin safety Marquis Clemons. (Photo by Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star)
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The Ohio Valley Conference has named Jacksonville State's DaMarcus James the league's offensive player of the week.

James carried the ball 23 times for 184 yards and three touchdowns as Jacksonville State beat No. 22 Tennessee-Martin 41-27 on Sunday. James scored on an 8-yard touchdown three minutes into the game, marking the first FCS team to score against the Skyhawks in the first half this season.

With the Gamecocks leading by seven points in the fourth quarter, James added a 1-yard touchdown run and then four minutes later scored on a 50-yard rush to put the game out of reach. Overall, the Demopolis native averaged 8.0 yards a carry and set a JSU school record by scoring three touchdowns in three-straight games.

James now has eight career 100-yard rushing games, which is tops among active OVC players. James ranks fourth nationally in rushing touchdowns (10) and 34th nationally in rushing (93.8 yards a game.

Jacksonville State returns to action this week by hosting Tennessee State on Saturday for homecoming. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Burgess-Snow Field and tickets are available at JSUGamecockSports.com.
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