2010 Jacksonville State Gamecocks football team
|2010 Jacksonville State Gamecocks football|
|Conference||Ohio Valley Conference|
|Sports Network||No. 8|
|2010 record||9–3 (6–2 OVC)|
|Head coach||Jack Crowe (11th year)|
|Offensive coordinator||Ronnie Letson (6th year)|
|Defensive coordinator||Greg Stewart (11th year)|
|Home stadium||Burgess-Snow Field
|2010 OVC football standings|
|#13 Southeast Missouri State $^||7||–||1||9||–||3|
|#12 Jacksonville State ^||6||–||2||9||–||3|
The 2010 Jacksonville State Gamecocks football team represented Jacksonville State University during the 2010 NCAA Division I FCS football season. Jacksonville State competeed as a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) under 11th-year head coach Jack Crowe and played 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."
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. 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.
|September 4||2:30 p.m.||at Ole Miss*||No. 17||Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS||CSS||W 49–48 2OT||55,768|
|September 11||6:00 p.m.||Chattanooga*||No. 6||Burgess-Snow Field • Jacksonville, AL||WJXS||W 21–17||22,186|
|September 18||12:00 p.m.||at Georgia State*||No. 4||Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA||CSS||W 34–27||16,128|
|September 25||1:30 p.m.||at Eastern Illinois||No. 4||O'Brien Stadium • Charleston, IL||W 28–23||4,311|
|October 2||6:00 p.m.||at Murray State||No. 4||Burgess-Snow Field • Jacksonville, AL||WJXS||W 40–34||14,812|
|October 9||1:00 p.m.||at UT Martin||No. 3||Graham Stadium • Martin, TN||WJXS||W 30–20||3,913|
|October 16||3:00 p.m.||Tennessee State||No. 3||Burgess-Snow Field • Jacksonville, AL||WJXS||W 24–0||15,218|
|October 23||3:00 p.m.||Austin Peay||No. 3||Burgess-Snow Field • Jacksonville, AL||WJXS||W 56–3||19,707|
|November 6||6:00 p.m.||at Eastern Kentucky||No. 2||Roy Kidd Stadium • Richmond, KY||WJXS||L 37–49||3,300|
|November 13||3:00 p.m.||No. 8 Southeast Missouri State||No. 6||Burgess-Snow Field • Jacksonville, AL||WJXS||W 29–27||20,237|
|November 20||4:00 p.m.||at Tennessee Tech||No. 4||Tucker Stadium • Cookeville, TN||ESPN3||L 24–35||4,576|
|December 4||11:00 a.m.||No. 7 Wofford*||No. 8||Burgess-Snow Field • Jacksonville, AL (FCS Second Round)||ESPN3||L 14–17||11,817|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll at time of game. All times are in Central Time.|
- Sports Network's FCS College Football Poll Archived May 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Jacksonville St. pulls off 2OT upset over Ole Miss in Jeremiah Masoli's debut, ESPN, September 4, 2010.
- No. 4 Jacksonville State upset by Tennessee Tech, loses OVC title, Anniston Star, November 20, 2010.
- Wofford Terriers vs. Jacksonville State Gamecocks - Recap, ESPN, December 4, 2010.