JSU football: Gamecocks win first FBS game with thrilling finish

Aug. 27—JACKSONVILLE — In the midst of his seventh season at Jacksonville State, Jeremiah Harris may have made the play of his career against Texas-El Paso on Saturday night.

His interception with 1:15 left in the game secured a 17-14 win over UTEP for Jacksonville State, giving the Gamecocks their first win as an FBS program in dramatic fashion.

Fellow seventh-year senior Zion Webb led the team in passing, going 10-for-20 with 67 yards. He also ran for 55 yards on 10 attempts.

Malik Jackson finished with 76 yards and a touchdown on 13 attempts, while Ron Wiggins finished with 63 yards and a touchdown on 13 attempts. Wiggins also led the team in receiving with 24 yards on two catches.

After Alen Karajic logged the first points of the game with a 40-yard field goal, Ron Wiggins scored Jacksonville State's first touchdown with a four-yard run with 13:26 left in the first half.

The Gamecocks' second touchdown came from a 5-yard touchdown run by Malik Jackson after his 44-yard set up Jacksonville State in the red zone.

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Sports Writer Thomas Ashworth: 256-236-1551. On Twitter: @ThomasAshworth0.