JSU's Eli Jenkins On FCS National Award Watch List


Jacksonville State's Eli Jenkins has been added to the FCS Offensive Player of the Year Award watch list on Wednesday and announced by STATS. In his third season as a starter, Jenkins is directing the offense of the No. 1-ranked team in the FCS. A dual-threat, he is averaging 233 total yards per game and has accounted for 11 touchdowns for the defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Gamecocks (4-1). The Birmingham, Ala., native has completed 79 of 125 passes (63.2 percent) for 933 yards and eight touchdowns with three interceptions while rushing for 232 yards and three touchdowns. In an overtime loss at Auburn, Jenkins set career highs in completions (26) and attempts (43) while passing for 277 yards and collecting 314 yards of total offense. He's won all 20 of his regular-season starts against FCS opponents. Jacksonville State has an open date next Saturday. It returns to Ohio Valley Conference action on Oct. 17 at Tennessee Tech, the start of a six-game stretch against league opponents to conclude the regular season. The Gamecocks' next game at Burgess-Snow Field is Oct. 31against Eastern Kentucky for homecoming. STATS Offensive Player of the Year Watch List Tarik Cohen (RB), North Carolina AT&T Marshaun Coprich (RB), Illinois State Khairi Dickson (RB), Saint Francis (Pa.) Ed Eagan (All-Purpose), Northwestern State Chase Edmonds (RB), Fordham John Gibbs, Jr. (QB), Alcorn State Johnta Hebert (All-Purpose), Prairie View A&M De'Angelo Henderson (RB), Coastal Carolina Jacob Huesman (QB), Chattanooga Connor Kacsor (RB), Dayton Cooper Kupp (WR), Eastern Washington Eli Jenkins (QB), Jacksonville State Vad Lee (QB), James Madison Troy Mitchell (QB), Western Carolina Dy'Shawn Mobley (RB), Eastern Kentucky Darrin Peterson (WR), Liberty Dakota Prukop (QB), Montana State Tre Roberson (QB), Illinois State John Robertson (QB), Villanova Alex Ross (QB), Coastal Carolina Darius Victor (RB), Towson Herb Walker, Jr. (RB), Morgan State Carson Wentz (QB), North Dakota State Jordan West (QB), Eastern Washington Dalyn Williams (QB), Dartmouth Jake Wieneke (WR), South Dakota State

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