Jacksonville Beats Wagner In Shootout, 31-22

Nov. 11, 2000

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Gary Cooper passed for 201 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a short run as Jacksonville beat Wagner 31-22 on Saturday.

Cooper, making his first start for Jacksonville (3-6) in a month, completed 13 of 26 passes. He threw a 54-yard pass to Brett Palmi in the third quarter and a 15-yard pass to Jonathan Turner in the fourth. He also scored on a two yard run on the opening play of the fourth quarter.

Wagner's Aaron Smith was 13-of-32 for 159 yards. He threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Chuck Kinsley in the first quarter and connected with Daryn Plummer and Clint Signor in the second half.

Jacksonville's defense, which allowed a season high 42 points in last week's loss to Drake, shut down the Wagner (6-4) offense, which had been averaging 342 yards and 29 points a game. The Dolphins recovered two fumbles, intercepted a Wagner pass, and recorded 11 tackles behind the line of scrimmage.