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Troymaine Pope and Eli Jenkins each rushed for two touchdowns, and the Jacksonville State defense swarmed en route to a 49-7 win over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.
Eli Jenkins threw three touchdowns and ran for another to lead Jacksonville St. past Tennessee-Martin 48-41 on Saturday.
Eli Jenkins fired a pair of touchdown passes in the second quarter as Jacksonville State jumped out to an early lead, beating Tennessee State 48-13 in an Ohio Valley Conference opener on Saturday
Auburn doesn't escape unscathed
Auburn won in overtime over Jacksonville State, but the narrow win over an FCS opponent doesn't help the perception of the Tigers and their playoff chances. Week 2 illustrations
No. 6 Auburn narrowly avoided disaster, outlasting FCS foe Jacksonville State in overtime to win, 27-20.
Auburn dodged a major upset, riding a dramatic touchdown catch in the final minute followed by Peyton Barber's overtime touchdown run to a 27-20 win over Jacksonville State on Saturday.
Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer
Auburn's 27-20 overtime victory over FCS Jacksonville State may end up being a footnote to the Tiger season we all expect. But think about how close they came to disaster. September is about integrating expectations with reality. Auburn has work to do for the latter to meet the former.