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Jacksonville State 20, Florida State 17

Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Zerrick Cooper connected with Damond Philyaw-Johnson on a 59-yard touchdown as time expired and Jacksonville State upset Florida State 20-17.

Cooper completed 17 of 38 passes for 242 yards. The JSU senior surpassed Eli Jenkins (7,652 yards from 2013-16) as JSU's all-time passing leader. He now has 7,819 passing yards for his career.

The Seminoles (0-2) were sluggish from the start and couldn't make a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter hold up. Florida State lost for the first time in 27 matchups against FCS teams.

McKenzie Milton made his first start at Florida State, completing 18 of 31 passes for 133 yards, a touchdown and an interception. But the Seminoles often leaned on the running game, with Jashaun Corbin surpassing the 100-yard mark for a second straight week.

JSU has now beaten FBS teams in back-to-back years. The Gamecocks defeated Florida International 19-10 in 2020.

The game was often marred by inconsistency in the passing game for both teams as well as a combined 24 penalties.


Scoring Summary
Second Quarter JacStFlaSt
JacSt TD 11:08 Josh Samuel 2 yard TD run (Alen Karajic Extra Point) 7 0
FlaSt TD 5:01 Jashaun Corbin 12 yard TD run (Ryan Fitzgerald Extra Point) 7 7
FlaSt TD 0:09 Wyatt Rector 2 yard TD pass from McKenzie Milton (Ryan Fitzgerald Extra Point) 7 14
Third Quarter JacStFlaSt
FlaSt FG 4:20 Ryan Fitzgerald 53 yard field goal 7 17
Fourth Quarter JacStFlaSt
JacSt TD 4:45 Ahmad Edwards 23 yard TD pass from Zerrick Cooper (Alen Karajic Extra Point) 14 17
JacSt TD 0:00 Damond Philyaw-Johnson 59 yard TD pass from Zerrick Cooper 20 17
Team Stats
  Jacksonville State Florida State
First downs 20 23
  Rushing 7 10
  Passing 11 8
  Penalty 2 5
3rd Down Efficiency 8-17, 47% 4-13, 31%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 0-2, 0%
Rushes-Yards 39-108 38-202
Passing Yards 242 133
Return Yards 36 50
Completions-Attempts-Int 17-38-0 18-34-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 5-23 0-0
Punts 8 6
Fumbles Lost 1-1 1-0
Penalties - Yards 13-111 11-114
Jacksonville State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
Z. Cooper 17 38 242 2 0
Florida State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Milton 18 31 133 1 1
J. Travis 0 3 0 0 0
Jacksonville State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
P. Jackson 10 39 3.9 0
J. Samuel 8 33 4.1 1
Z. Cooper 17 31 1.8 0
M. Pettway 2 8 4.0 0
R. Wiggins 1 0 0.0 0
Florida State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Corbin 15 109 7.3 1
T. Ward 8 45 5.6 0
L. Toafili 10 22 2.2 0
M. Milton 3 16 5.3 0
J. Travis 1 7 7.0 0
C. McDonald 1 3 3.0 0
Jacksonville State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
P. Wells 4 74 18.5 0
D. Philyaw-Johnson 1 59 59.0 1
A. Edwards 3 49 16.3 1
M. Pettway 2 19 9.5 0
Q. Charleston 1 12 12.0 0
I. Montgomery 1 12 12.0 0
J. Jones 1 7 7.0 0
R. Wiggins 1 5 5.0 0
J. Jenkins 1 4 4.0 0
J. Samuel 1 2 2.0 0
L. Jarrett 1 -1 -1.0 0
Florida State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Williamson 3 32 10.7 0
A. Parchment 3 29 9.7 0
C. McDonald 3 21 7.0 0
M. McClain 2 18 9.0 0
W. Rector 2 13 6.5 1
J. Wilson 2 10 5.0 0
L. Toafili 2 5 2.5 0
K. Poitier 1 5 5.0 0
Jacksonville State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Jemison 1 11
Florida State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Jacksonville State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Dawson 8 336 42.0
Florida State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Mastromanno 6 271 45.2
Jacksonville State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Florida State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Helton 2 31 15.5
T. Jay 1 2 2.0
Jacksonville State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Y. Gowdy 1 25 25.0
Florida State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Jay 1 17 17.0
Jacksonville State Missed FG
Player Length
Florida State Missed FG
Player Length




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