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Jacksonville State's Ivory has leg surgery

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Jacksonville State quarterback Marques Ivory had surgery to repair a fractured leg bone and is likely out for the season.

Dr. James Andrews performed the one-hour surgery Friday to repair Ivory's right fibula. The senior quarterback was hurt during a win over Tennessee-Martin Thursday night.

The Mocs will host Jacksonville State in their home opener next Saturday at Finley Stadium.

Ivory is expected to receive a medical redshirt and be able to return next season.

He was hurt late in the second quarter of the 24-23 opening win. Ivory had dropped 30-plus pounds in preparation for his senior season.

Sophomore Coty Blanchard will take over as Jacksonville State's starting quarterback. He was the Ohio Valley Conference freshman of the year.

Blanchard passed for a career-high 133 yards and ran for 32 yards in relief of Ivory.

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