2010 Jacksonville State Gamecocks football team

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2010 Jacksonville State Gamecocks football
Jacksonville State JSU Wordmark.jpg
NCAA FCS Second Round, L 14–17, vs. #6 Wofford
Conference Ohio Valley Conference
Ranking
Sports Network #8[1]
2010 record 9–3 (6–2 OVC)
Head coach Jack Crowe (11 year)
Offensive coordinator Ronnie Letson (6 year)
Defensive coordinator Greg Stewart (11 year)
Home stadium Burgess-Snow Field
(Capacity: 24,000)
Seasons
« 2009 2011 »
2010 OVC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#13 Southeast Missouri State ^   7 1         9 3  
#12 Jacksonville State ^   6 2         9 3  
Eastern Kentucky   5 2         6 5  
Murray State   5 3         6 5  
Tennessee–Martin   5 3         6 5  
Tennessee Tech   4 4         5 6  
Eastern Illinois   2 6         2 9  
Austin Peay   1 7         2 9  
Tennessee State   0 7         3 8  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2010 Jacksonville State Gamecocks football team represents Jacksonville State University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) college football during the 2010 season. Jacksonville State competes as a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) under 11th-year head coach Jack Crowe and plays its home games at Burgess-Snow Field.

In the season opener at Ole Miss, Jacksonville State stunned its Division I FBS opponent with a double-overtime upset, 49–48. In the second overtime period, the Gamecocks matched Ole Miss with a touchdown and Crowe ordered his team to attempt a two-point conversion to end the game. Quarterback Coty Blanchard connected with running back Calvin Middleton on a shovel pass in the end zone for the win. Crowe, who had been fired as Arkansas head coach after losing to Division I-AA The Citadel in 1992, said, "If you stay in this long enough, it goes both ways."[2]

Jacksonville State entered the regular season finale against underdogs Tennessee Tech ranked fourth in the nation, with a share of the Ohio Valley Conference championship on the line. The Gamecocks mounted a 21-play, 94-yard scoring drive that left 11:33 remaining to play and gave them a 24–7 lead. Tennessee Tech, however, successfully mounted four rapid-fire touchdown drives to win, 35–24, and denied Jacksonville State the OVC automatic playoff berth.[3] The Gamecocks did receive an at-large berth, and after a first-round bye, lost in the second round of the FCS Playoffs to Wofford, 17–14.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 2:30 p.m. at Ole Miss* #17 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS CSS W 49–48 2OT  55,768
September 11 6:00 p.m. Chattanooga* #6 Burgess-Snow FieldJacksonville, AL WJXS W 21–17   22,186
September 18 12:00 p.m. at Georgia State* #4 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA CSS W 34–27   16,128
September 25 1:30 p.m. at Eastern Illinois #4 O'Brien StadiumCharleston, IL W 28–23   4,311
October 2 6:00 p.m. at Murray State #4 Burgess-Snow Field • Jacksonville, AL WJXS W 40–34   14,812
October 9 1:00 p.m. at UT Martin #3 Graham StadiumMartin, TN WJXS W 30–20   3,913
October 16 3:00 p.m. Tennessee State #3 Burgess-Snow Field • Jacksonville, AL WJXS W 24–0   15,218
October 23 3:00 p.m. Austin Peay #3 Burgess-Snow Field • Jacksonville, AL WJXS W 56–3   19,707
November 6 6:00 p.m. at Eastern Kentucky #2 Roy Kidd StadiumRichmond, KY WJXS L 37–49   3,300
November 13 3:00 p.m. #8 Southeast Missouri State #6 Burgess-Snow Field • Jacksonville, AL WJXS W 29–27   20,237
November 20 4:00 p.m. at Tennessee Tech #4 Tucker StadiumCookeville, TN ESPN3 L 24–35   4,576
December 4 11:00 a.m. #7 Wofford* #8 Burgess-Snow Field • Jacksonville, AL (FCS Second Round) ESPN3 L 14–17   11,817
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll at time of game. All times are in Central Time.

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