Ken­ne­saw wins 8th straight game

The Standard Journal - - NATIONAL SPORTS -

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Justin Thompson kicked three field goals, the last one a 37-yarder with 1:55 to play, and Ken­ne­saw State won i t s eighth straight game, 16-14 over Mon­tana State on Satur­day in the cold­est game in Owls’ his­tory.

Tay­lor Hen­kle in­ter­cepted Chris Mur­ray at the KSU 33 with 1:16 to play to seal the win. The Owls have had at least one in­ter­cep­tion each game this sea­son.

Game- time tem­per­a­ture was 23 de­grees, 31 de­grees colder than any game played by the thirdyear pro­gram.

Ken­ne­saw State ( 8- 1) scored on a 2- yard run to cap an 89-yard drive on the Owls’ first pos­ses­sion. Mur­ray an­swered with a 7-yard run on the Bob­cats’ next pos­ses­sion but Thompson had a 35yard field goal nine sec­onds be­fore the half to put the Owls up.

Ge­or­gia State 21, Ge­or­gia South­ern 17

STATES­BORO — Con­ner Man­ning threw for 319 yards and two scores and Penny Hart caught eight passes for 191 yards and a touch­down as Ge­or­gia State es­caped with a 21-17 vic­tory over win­less Ge­or­gia South­ern on Satur­day.

Trail­ing 17-14 with 2:31 left in the game, Man­ning hit Hart deep in the left corner of the end zone for the fi­nal score and then the Pan­thers (5-3, 4-1 Sun Belt Con­fer­ence) held off Ge­or­gia South­ern for its fourth win in the last five games.

The Ea­gles drove 61 yards in 10 plays to get to Ge­or­gia State’s 17 be­fore the clock showed all ze­ros.

Jack­sonville St. 59,

Mur­ray St. 23

JACK­SONVILLE, Ala. — 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. Af­ter Mur­ray State pulled within 38-23, JMU scored 14 points — on short runs by Roc Thomas and Tramel Terry — in 22 sec­onds af­ter Randy Robin­son re­cov­ered a Mur­ray State fum­ble.

Horn opened the scor­ing with a 9-yard run on Jack­sonville State’s first of­fen­sive drive of the game. Horn’s in­ter­cep­tion on JSU’s next pos­ses­sion was re­turned 17 yards by D’Mon­tre Wade and Jor­don Gandy caught a 22-yard touch­down pass to tie it. The Rac­ers took a 13-7 lead af­ter an­other Horn turnover as Sean Ro­driguez re­turned a fum­ble for a 47-yard touch­down.

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