Cooper’s 3 TD passes help Jacksonville St beat Lamar 38-7

Nov 13, 2021, 3:58 AM | Updated: 6:00 pm

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Zerrick Cooper threw three second-half touchdown passes, Ron Wiggins ran for 102 yards and two scores on just eight carries and Jacksonville State pulled away in the second half to beat Lamar 38-7 in the ASUN-WAC Challenge on Saturday.

Lamar led 7-0 after the first quarter on a 5-yard TD run by Jaylon Jackson. Alan Karajic’s 21-yard field goal and Wiggins’ 18-yard TD run put the Gamecocks (5-5, 3-2) up 10-7 at halftime and started a 38-point run. Cooper took over from there with TD tosses to PJ Wells covering 29 yards, a 33-yarder to Ahmad Edwards and a 21-yarder to Jayson Jones. Wiggins’ put the finishing touches on the win with a 55-yard TD run with 4:40 left to play.

Cooper completed 16 of 26 passes for 244 yards for JSU. Edwards had five catches for 95 yards, while Josh Samuel carried 15 times for 90 of the Gamecocks’ 237 yards on the ground.

Freshman Daelyn Williams was 6-of-18 passing for 53 yards for the Cardinals (1-8, 0-5). Jackson ran for 89 yards on 22 carries. Lamar managed only 147 yards of offense, while yielding 493.

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