Data Scout Notes: 2013: #39 DS Jr QB before transfer...2012: NA
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10/07/14 - Miles Jones rushed for 150 yards and a touchdown, Eli Jenkins and Max Shortell combined for 213 yards passing and three touchdowns, and Jacksonville State beat UT-Martin 38-14 on Saturday. Markis Merrill, Anthony Johnson, and Bo Brummel each had touchdown catches and Troymaine Pope added 91 yards and a touchdown on the ground for the Gamecocks (4-1, 2-0 OVC), who rushed for 285 yards on 58 carries. UT-Martin's quarterback duo of Jarod Neal and Dylan Favre were held to just 93 passing yards on 33 attempts, including a Neal interception. UT-Martin (1-5, 0-3) finished with only 216 yards of total offense. The Gamecocks scored the first 21 points before UT-Martin got on the board when Tony Bell returned a Pope fumble 24 yards for a touchdown. The Skyhawks lone offensive touchdown came late in the fourth on a Trent Garland 2-yard run. - AP Sports
09/21/13 - DeMarcus James' rushing touchdown in overtime was the difference as Jacksonville State (4-0) survived two late scares to defeat Georgia State 32-26 in the Georgia Dome on Saturday. After falling behind the undefeated Gamecocks in the second quarter, winless Georgia State scored three times in the final quarter -- on a blocked punt, a pass and a field goal, twice rallying into ties. Kicker Wil Lutz hit from 26 yards as time expired to force OT at 26-26. Then James rushed for his third TD, scoring from the 2. James finished with 41 yards on 16 carries. Max Shortell passed for 263 yards but no TDs for Jacksonville State.
Ronnie Bell led Georgia State (0-4) with 250 yards passing and 57 rushing. In the fourth quarter, Georgia State blocked a punt for a touchdown, and scored again when Bell hit Robert Davis from the 10 to tie at 23-23. - AP Sports
09/02/13 - SEPT 2 OVC FOOTBALL NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK: Max Shortell, QB, Jr., 6-6, 237, Shawnee Mission, Kan., Jacksonville State...Shortell, the transfer from the University of Minnesota, came off the bench to help Jacksonville State come-from-behind and top in-state foe Alabama State 24-22. The junior completed 13-of-23 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns after entering the game in the second quarter with JSU down 6-0. He orchestrated scoring drives of 68 and 75 yards to give JSU the lead and then tossed a 45-yard touchdown pass to Telvin Brown later in the third quarter. He finished the game with a 155.41 passing efficiency. Others Nominated: Shepard Little, Eastern Illinois; Makhail Miller, Murray State; Kyle Snyder, Southeast Missouri; Isaiah McKinney, Tennessee Tech; Dylan Favre, UT Martin. - OVC football
08/31/13 - Max Shortell threw two touchdown passes in a 24-point third quarter and Jacksonville State held off Alabama State 24-22 in a season opener to give Bill Clark a victory in his debut as the Gamecocks' head coach on Saturday night. Alabama State led 6-0 at the half on a pair of field goals by Bobby Wenzig before the Gamecocks rebounded, scoring first on a 2-yard run by Troymaine Pope and then on Shortell's passes of 23 yards to Anthony Johnson and 45 yards to Telvin Brown. Telvin's TD catch came on the first play after Jamill Lott recovered a Hornets' fumble.
Trailing 24-9, the Hornets scored twice in the fourth quarter, on Jahaad Coleman's 6-yard TD run following an interception and Daniel Duhart's 8-yard pass to Chris Gilzeane two plays after a recovered fumbled punt. The game was delayed over an hour by severe weather. - AP Sports
12/04/12 - Gophers sophomore quarterback Max Shortell will transfer and play football elsewhere next season, head coach Jerry Kill announced Tuesday. “Max is an outstanding young man, and I respect and understand his decision to transfer,” Kill said in a statement. “I will help him in any way I can and wish him all the best as he continues his education and football career elsewhere.” Shortell started five games in two seasons at Minnesota and played in 15 games. This season, he leads all Gophers quarterbacks with 853 yards passing. He’s also thrown six touchdowns and five interceptions.
The 6-foot-6-inch redhead debuted for Minnesota in its 2011 season opener. After replacing an injured MarQueis Gray, Shortell led a furious rally against Southern California. But the Gophers ultimately fell short 19-17. He started a pair of games in 2011, both Minnesota losses. In 2012, Shortell again replaced an injured Gray and threw three touchdown passes in a 28-23 win over Western Michigan in Week 3.
On Sept. 22, Shortell guided the Gophers to a 17-10 win over Syracuse, which put Minnesota at 4-0 for the first time since 2008. He lost his next two starts, however, and was benched in favor of true freshman Philip Nelson. - Samuel Gordon, Minnesota Daily