JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Jacksonville State piled up 324 yards of offense in the first half, scoring touchdowns on five of their first seven possessions to breeze to a 71-0 victory over Mississippi Valley on Saturday night.
Michael Matthews' 3-yard TD run and Cooper's 75-yard scoring strike to Pearson made it 29-0. Cooper added a 1-yard TD run in the final minute of the half.
The Delta Devils (0-2) managed just 65 yards of offense in the first half, including minus-26 yards rushing.
Matthews added a 5-yard TD run and Uriah West accounted for three straight rushing TDs, scoring from the 12-, 9- and 11-yard line for a 64-0 lead early in the fourth quarter. Austin Kinsey's 5-yard run capped the scoring for the Gamecocks.
Cooper finished with 211 yards passing, completing 12 of 17 passes. MVSU had just 133 yards of offense, including minus-8 yards on the ground.
Saban shrugs off outside noise, says he has no Internet
Alabama head coach Nick Saban says he doesn't know of any outside noise and shares his philosophy to build momentum heading into each game.
SEC honors Archie Manning with distinguished service award
Former Ole Miss QB Archie Manning was honored "for leaving an indelible mark on the SEC" through athletics, service organization leadership and his dedication to family values.
The day MIT won the Harvard-Yale game
In 1982, during the middle of The Game between rivals Harvard and Yale, a third player entered the game when MIT students pulled the greatest prank in college football history.
Alabama's success rides on Tua's shoulders
Marcus Spears shares the psychology of Alabama coach Nick Saban starting a banged up Tua Tagovailoa as the College Football Playoffs near.
Purdue superfan Tyler Trent gets bobblehead to help cancer fight
A bobblehead of Purdue superfan Tyler Trent, who has a rare form of bone cancer, will raise money for his cancer research endowment fund and The V Foundation.
How UAB engineered college football's greatest comeback
Three years ago, UAB didn't have football. Now the Blazers are 9-1 and division champs heading into a game against Texas A&M and its $75 million coach.