Jacksonville St. stuns Ole Miss 49-48 in double OT

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

OXFORD, MS (AP) - Jacksonville State quarterback Coty Blanchard completed a 2-point conversion pass to Calvin Middleton in double overtime as the Gamecocks pulled off a stunning 49-48 victory over Ole Miss on Saturday.

Blanchard threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Kevyn Cooper on fourth-and-15 to pull within 48-47 in the second overtime. Then, the Gamecocks made the call to go for the win in the season opener for both teams.

Jacksonville State, a Football Championship Subdivision team from the Ohio Valley Conference, trailed 31-10 at halftime but outscored Ole Miss 21-3 in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

Jeremiah Masoli made his much-anticipated debut for Ole Miss after being cleared by the NCAA on Friday. He completed 7 of 10 passes for 109 yards and one interception.

Ole Miss is 6-6 all-time in overtime games.

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