Battle of the birds: JSU hosts Kennesaw State in the FCS second round action

Timothy Cash, Sports Editor If Jacksonville State’s football team had to choose what they liked best about their No. 3 seed in the playoff, most of the guys would say it is the respect they got from the Championship Committee. Then, they would probably say the bye week. After having two early bye weeks at the beginning of the season, the Gamecocks had to tackle then … Continue reading Battle of the birds: JSU hosts Kennesaw State in the FCS second round action

North Dakota State wins their fourth-straight FCS Championship

In the 2015 FCS Championship, No. 2 North Dakota State surpassed No. 5 Illinois State 29-27 to claim their fourth-straight FCS Championship. This was the first FCS title game between two conference teams (Missouri Valley Football Conference). North Dakota State was down 27-23 with 1:35 left to play in the game and started from their own 17 yard-line. On the game-winning drive, Carson Wentz first … Continue reading North Dakota State wins their fourth-straight FCS Championship

JSU Football season ends in second round of FCS Playoffs

In the second round of the FCS Playoffs, the Jacksonville State Gamecocks lost 37-26 to the Sam Houston Bearkats. The Gamecocks season ends with an overall 10-2 record. In the loss, JSU had more rushing and passing yards than Sam Houston. The Gamecocks ran for 260 yards, while Sam Houston ran for 241. Sam Houston threw for 161 yards, but the Gamecocks threw for 253. … Continue reading JSU Football season ends in second round of FCS Playoffs

OVC Champs clinch playoff birth

The No. 3 Jacksonville State Gamecocks defeated Eastern Illinois 27-20 to claim the Ohio Valley Conference Championship and clinch a playoff spot in the FCS Playoffs. The Gamecocks are now 9-1 overall and 7-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference. This is the first time in school history that Jacksonville State has posted a perfect 7-0 in the OVC. Jacksonville State head coach John Grass has the … Continue reading OVC Champs clinch playoff birth