Rise to the moment of truth Friday, January 27, 2023

Tag: Jacksonville State football

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Jacksonville State will play its Conference USA football opener in the first game of the season

Jacksonville State's home football opener in 2023 will also e the Gamecocks C-USA opener as UTEP comes to town.

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Jacksonville State adds 14 players on the first day of the NCAA Early Signing Period

Jacksonville State head coach Rich Rodriguez leans heavily on recruiting high school players.

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Rich Rodriguez begins working on new challenges for his second season at Jacksonville State

Rich Rodriguez, a longtime FBS head coach, continues work toward helping transition the Jacksonville State football program from FCS to FBS.

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Two players and two coaches from the state are finalists for prestigious FCS national awards

Samford coach Chris Hatcher and quarterback Michael Hiers, Jacksonville State coach Rich Rodriguez and UNA running back ShunDerrick Powell are finalists for national honors.

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One more win and Jacksonville State can stake the claim as ASUN football champs

Jacksonville State, which is transitioning into the FBS next season, can finish unbeaten in ASUN play on Saturday.

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Jacksonville State football will honor a special senior class this week

Jacksonville State head coach Rich Rodriguez praised his senior class was instrumental in helping with the coaching staff transition.

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Southeastern Louisiana controls the clock and grinds out a win at Jacksonville State

Jacksonville State's offense has trouble getting started in the homecoming loss to visiting Southeastern Louisiana.

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Good things happen when Jacksonville State runs the football

Jacksonville State rushed for nearly 250 yards per game, which is a big part of the reason that the Gamecocks are 6-1.

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Jacksonville State offensive lineman Treylen Brown is playing a versatile role for the Gamecocks

Treylen Brown has started at guard and center for Jacksonville State this season.

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Jacksonville State snags overtime win over Kennesaw State in ASUN opener

Gamecocks scored winning touchdown on a pass from Zion Webb to Sterling Galban and end the game on the next play with a sack and fumble recovery.

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Jacksonville State's defense prepares for the option attack for the second time this season

Kennesaw State's athletic option attack worries Jacksonville State head coach Rich Rodriguez and the Gamecocks defensive coaches.

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After further evaluation, Jacksonville State moving on from first loss of the season

Jacksonville State fell to 3-1 after a 54-17 embarrassment at Tulsa. Rich Rodriguez and his team are turning the page after the loss.

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Sterling Galban brings a speedy option at slot receiver for Jacksonville State

All Sterling Galban asked for, when looking for a new place to play, was a chance. Jacksonville State head coach Rich Rodriguez and his staff was happy to give him that.

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State college football roundup: South Alabama and Jacksonville State win on the road

South Alabama, Jacksonville State and West Alabama get big road wins. Jon Sumrall gets his first win as a college head coach and UNA running back ShunDerrick Powell has a big night.

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Friendship on temporary hold for JSU head coach Rich Rodriguez and Murray State's Dean Hood

Old friends Rich Rodriguez and Dean Hood gave each other the cold shoulder this week. Both of them understand why the other did not call. They will be on the opposite sidelines on Saturday.

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Long layoff doesn't keep Zion Webb from doing big things on the football field for Jacksonville State

Zion Webb will take the first snap for Jacksonville State on Saturday when Davidson visits Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium. Zion Webb also took the first snap when the Davidson football team last visited the JSU campus.

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QB Zion Webb leads Jacksonville State to season opening win over Stephen F. Austin

Jacksonville State quarterback Zion Webb, playing in a game for the first time, looked rusty at the beginning of the Gamecocks weather-shortened 42-17 victory over 10th ranked Stephen F. Austin in the FCS Kickoff at the Cramton Bowl.

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Jacksonville State and Alabama State get the football season underway on Saturday in neutral site games

Jacksonville State is in Montgomery and Alabama State travels to Atlanta to begin the football season.

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Seniors lead the way for Jacksonville State in the Gamecocks' final FCS season

The Football Championship Subdivision playoff carrot disappeared. The excitement over moving up a college football level and settling into some new facilities is reserved from someone else. That’s just part of reality for a group of 14 Jacksonville State senior football players.

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Rich Rodriguez ready to see his first Jacksonville State football play in Saturday's opener

He’s considering on making a fashion statement by wearing shorts, will keep his starting quarterback a secret, at least to the public, until kickoff and had to adjust some things because he believes a couple staff members from the opening day opponent were at his team’s spring game. That covers some of the highlights of the first game week press conference for first-year Jacksonville State head coach Rich Rodriguez.

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Alabama receiver JoJo Earle out with a foot injury

Alabama will be without sophomore wide receiver JoJo Earle for 6-8 weeks because of a fractured foot. UA head coach Nick Saban said that Earle hurt his foot in practice.