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Thomas had 190 yards, Jacksonville St tops Chattanooga 27-13

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Jacksonville State RB Thomas breaks a huge run for touchdown (0:49)

Jacksonville States' Roc Thomas gets away from defenders and goes 76 yards for the touchdown. (0:49)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Roc Thomas gained 190 total yards and had a 76-yard touchdown run to help Jacksonville State beat Chattanooga 27-13 in a season opener for both teams on Saturday.

Thomas had 19 carries for 122 yards and caught three passes for 68 yards. He broke a tackle up the middle on his touchdown run and raced down the sideline for a 10-3 lead in the first quarter.

Safety Jonathan Hagler intercepted Nick Tiano's overthrown pass and returned it 52 yards for a 20-6 lead. In the fourth, Shaq Davidson's defender slipped on a double-move route then used a stiff-arm at the goal line to score from 59-yards out.

Bryant Horn made his first collegiate start for Jacksonville State, throwing for 182 yards and one touchdown. He replaced Eli Jenkins, who was 25-0 as a starter against Ohio Valley Conference opponents in three seasons at JSU.

Tiano led a late 89-yard drive for Chattanooga's first touchdown with 1:30 remaining.

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2018 Southern Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Chattanooga2-04-0
East Tennessee State2-03-1
Wofford2-02-1
Western Carolina1-03-0
Mercer1-12-2
The Citadel1-21-2
Furman0-10-3
Samford0-21-3
VMI0-30-4

2018 Ohio Valley Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Tennessee State1-02-0
Jacksonville State1-02-1
Eastern Kentucky1-02-2
UT Martin1-01-3
Murray State0-00-3
Austin Peay0-12-2
Southeast Missouri State0-12-2
Eastern Illinois0-10-4
Tennessee Tech0-10-4