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October 21, 2014

Jacksonville State

Joe Medley: Ex-'Nole sees Winston disconnect, lessons for new Jax State teammates

Nigel Terrell, who transferred from Florida State to Jacksonville State, went to see his old mates Saturday. He was in Doak Campbell Stadium for the Seminoles’ 31-27 thriller against Notre Dame. He has a different view than most 'Noles on the decisive last-minute call, and a different view than most of Jameis Winston.

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Monday 10/20/2014
JSU football: Lea says offensive line coming together, still looking for complete game
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 9:09 pm

Even with two off weekends this year, Jacksonville State offensive tackle Justin Lea said he feels like the season is flying by. The seventh-ranked Gamecocks are 5-1, riding a five-game winning streak, and at 3-0 are atop the Ohio Valley Conference.

JSU football: Gamecocks back at work after getting a bit of rest
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 11:19 pm

JACKSONVILLE — A weekend off meant a weekend off for Jacksonville State.

Sunday 10/19/2014
Joe Medley: Fans did Saban, his team a favor
Updated: October 19, 2014 - 12:16 pm

Alabama fans may have PO’d Nick Saban with their disappointment over a mere one-point victory at Arkansas nine days ago, but he should thank them this week. 

Thursday 10/16/2014
JSU football: Grass not worried about Gamecocks’ high penalty count sofar
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 4:27 pm

OK, Jacksonville State football fans, chill out a little. It’s true the Gamecocks are last — or is it first — in the Ohio Valley Conference in penalties this season, but head coach John Grass is not worrying about it. So, neither should you.

Wednesday 10/15/2014
JSU football: Garland enjoys playing on big stage for Jacksonville State
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 8:04 pm

Tre Garland is from Thomasville, Ga., a “small, country town,” he said, although with around 18,000 citizens it’s a metropolis compared to the hometowns of some of his Jacksonville State Gamecocks teammates.

Tuesday 10/14/2014
JSU senior Merget balances nursing, volleyball
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 9:32 pm

JACKSONVILLE — Nobody ever said college is a breeze, and Nicole Merget is proof of that.  The Jacksonville State senior is a nursing major and a leader for the school’s volleyball team, and she is spending any and all her time on either school or her sport.

JSU football: Adam Wright finds his place on Gamecocks' offensive line
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 6:22 pm

Adam Wright wasn’t sure when not one but two coaching staffs at Jacksonville State told him that he should switch from the defensive line to the offensive side. He was a little confused, too, when one of them moved him back to help out the defense for a year.

Sunday 10/12/2014
OVC honors JSU's Junior Hough as defensive player of the week
Updated: October 13, 2014 - 1:51 pm

The Ohio Valley Conference has named Jacksonville State's Junior Hough as the league's defensive player of the week.

Joe Medley: Let’s have Egg Bowl, Iron Bowl, skip playoff
Updated: October 12, 2014 - 6:41 pm

Dear College Football Playoff committee, probably now realizing the enormity of your task. Let’s make life easier and skip the inaugural playoff this season.

Saturday 10/11/2014
Game analysis: No. 8 Jacksonville State 27, No. 25 Tennessee State 20
Updated: October 11, 2014 - 10:44 pm

Postgame analysis of Jacksonville State's win over Tennessee State.

JSU wins again, surviving a Tennessee State rally
Updated: October 11, 2014 - 7:40 pm

NASHVILLE — The Jacksonville State Gamecocks had revenge on their minds and a battle on their hands on Saturday at Tennessee State’s Hale Stadium. The eighth-ranked Gamecocks survived a soggy Ohio Valley Conference showdown 27-20 thanks to a near last-second interception in the end zone by Jermaine Hough.

Game breakdown: No. 8 Jacksonville State (4-1, 2-0 OVC) at No. 25 Tennessee State (4-2, 1-1)
Posted: October 11, 2014

Pregame analysis of Jacksonville State's game at Tennessee State.

Thursday 10/09/2014
Mark Edwards' picks: AU, Tide, JSU should sweep again
Updated: October 09, 2014 - 8:45 pm

Auburn faces its toughest test this year, but the Tigers should overcome. So should Alabama and Jacksonville State, which would mean another clean sweep for the three college teams of significant local interest.

JSU football: Washington native Brummel finds a home at JSU
Posted: October 09, 2014

How does a tight end from Arlington, Wash., via Oroville, Calif., wind up on the Jacksonville State University football team? Practice, practice, practice, of course.

Wednesday 10/08/2014
JSU football: Junior Hough is veteran standout in Gamecocks' secondary
Updated: October 08, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Jermaine Hough, known as “Junior” for as long as he can remember, is a junior cornerback for the Jacksonville State Gamecocks. He has to remind people of that since he’s been a rock in the defensive backfield for so long it seems as if this must be his final season.

Monday 10/06/2014
JSU football: Even with James out, Gamecocks still pile up the rushing yards
Updated: October 06, 2014 - 11:13 pm

JACKSONVILLE — How many teams can lose their All-America running back and still churn up rushing yards like crazy?

JSU football: Gamecocks' Kyron Samuels has football in his blood
Updated: October 07, 2014 - 8:10 pm

Kyron Samuels probably didn’t understand when he heard the cliche that offensive linemen are anonymous grunts who just paved the way for the superstars who score the touchdowns.

Sunday 10/05/2014
Joe Medley: The more things change, the more they don’t
Updated: October 05, 2014 - 7:06 pm

The new system for deciding major college football’s champion is about four teams instead of two, but look which two teams are best-positioned halfway through this season.

Saturday 10/04/2014
JSU notebook: Shortell shines again against UTM
Updated: October 04, 2014 - 9:56 pm

JACKSONVILLE — Max Shortell has UT Martin’s number, apparently. The 6-foot-6, 240-pound senior quarterback for Jacksonville State has put together back-to-back big games against the Skyhawks.

Game analysis: No. 8 Jacksonville State 38, UT Martin 14
Updated: October 04, 2014 - 9:56 pm

Postgame analysis of Jacksonville State's win over Tennessee-Martin.

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