Last Saturday in Martin, the Gamecocks fell to UT-Martin, but seniors Marques Ivory and Alan Bonner had career days. The two connected for five touchdown passes, setting school records.
The 323 passing yards Ivory accumulated ties for fourth on the all-time school single game list, tying Ryan Perrilloux's mark against Murray State in 2009.
The six touchdowns Ivory passed for broke the school record, which belonged to Montressa Kirby, who had five in one game in 1997. Behind Kirby, there have been four, four TD games. Perrilloux was responsible for three of those four.
Alan Bonner pulled in ten receptions, which tied for second on the school's single game record list. Former receiver Joey Hamilton holds the record with 11 catches in a game in 1999. The 235 yards Bonner had receiving places him second for a single game performance. Previously Bonner was on the list at third, now fourth, with 205 yards against EKU last year.
Bonner shattered the record for touchdown catches in a single game, with Joey Hamilton formerly holding the record with three in 1999. Hamilton's was the only one over two TD catches. Bonner now sits atop with five, a record sure to stand for a while.
Ivory now has 128 completions in 2012, giving him 360 for his career, placing him fifth on Jacksonville State's all-time list for QBs. He's only seven completions behind fourth place. The senior QB entered 2012 with 25 career TD passes. With his 15 so far this season, Ivory now has 40, which is climbing on the list of career touchdown passes for JSU.
Bonner now has 19 touchdown catches in his career at JSU, which is not far from the record.
The duo, along with other seniors, will play their final home game at Burgess-Snow field this Saturday. The 2012 senior class is currently the third-most winningest class in school history with a 29-14 record, and a win against Austin Peay could notch a 30th win.