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Jacksonville State's Thomas, Jackson headline All-OVC

(STATS) - Jacksonville State running back Roc Thomas and defensive end Darius Jackson were named the Ohio Valley Conference's offensive and defensive players of the year, respectively, on Tuesday.

It was the second straight year Jackson won his award, while Thomas joined him on the All-OVC first team. The OVC champion Gamecocks placed a league-high 10 players on the first team and had 15 overall.

Austin Peay won the other two OVC awards with quarterback Jeremiah Oatsvall being named the freshman of the year and Will Healy the coach of the year.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: B. Martin793
Passing TDs: B. Martin6
Rushing Yards: I. Johnson683
Rushing TDs: S. Gilkey Jr6
Receiving Yards: A. Hollins694
Receiving TDs: A. Hollins7
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/31 at Indiana State W 22 - 20
9/9 at Northern Illinois L 10 - 38
9/16 vs. Illinois State L 13 - 44
9/23 vs. Southeast Missouri State W 19 - 16
9/30 at Tennessee State W 19 - 16
10/7 vs. Tennessee Tech W 24 - 23
10/14 at Murray State W 27 - 24
10/21 vs. Jacksonville State L 14 - 30
10/28 at UT Martin L 10 - 27
11/4 vs. Eastern Kentucky W 23 - 20
11/18 at Austin Peay L 13 - 28
Ohio Valley
  Conference Overall
2 Jacksonville State 8-0 10-1
Austin Peay 7-1 8-4
Eastern Illinois 5-3 6-5
Tennessee-Martin 4-4 6-5
Southeast Missouri State 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 3-5 4-7
Tennessee State 2-5 6-5
Murray State 2-5 3-8
Tennessee Tech 1-7 1-10
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3229 (98)
Passing Yards: 1821 (99)
Rushing Yards: 1408 (81)
Points per game: 17.6 (102)
Yards per game: 293.5 (99)
Touchdowns: 22 (99)
Field Goals: 11 (35)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3902 (53)
Passing Yards: 2179 (41)
Rushing Yards: 1723 (69)
Points per game: 26.0 (64)
Yards per game: 354.7 (51)
Touchdowns: 31 (46)
Field Goals: 18 (121)
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