Recap - Gamecocks Defeat Mississippi 49-48

Jacksonville State earned a 49-48 victory over Mississippi on Saturday in Week 1 action at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

Jacksonville State won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 29.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 49.5.

Marques Ivory completed 13 of 23 pass attempts for 126 yards for the Gamecocks in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Brandon Bolden rushed for 104 yards for Mississippi, while Enrique Davis added 61 yards. Nathan Stanley threw for 133 yards for the Rebels, while receivers Melvin Harris and Ferbia Allen had 41 and 37 yards respectively.

Jacksonville State was outgained by Mississippi 479-355 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 23-17 by the Rebels.

The time of possession battle favored Mississippi as their offense was on the field for 30:24, longer than the 29:36 of their opponents.