2014 Jacksonville State Gamecocks football team

The 2014 Jacksonville State Gamecocks football team represented Jacksonville State University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by first-year head coach John Grass and played their home games at Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium. They were a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). Jacksonville State finished the season 10–2 overall and 8–0 in OVC play to win the conference championship. They received the OVC's automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs, where they lost in the second round to Sam Houston State.

2014 Jacksonville State Gamecocks football
Jacksonville State Gamecocks wordmark.svg
OVC champion
ConferenceOhio Valley Conference
Ranking
Sports NetworkNo. 9
FCS CoachesNo. 9
2014 record10–2 (8–0 OVC)
Head coachJohn Grass (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinatorDavid Blackwell (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinatorBrandon Hall (1st season)
Home stadiumJSU Stadium
(Capacity: 24,000)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 9 Jacksonville State $^   8 0         10 2  
No. 21 Eastern Kentucky ^   6 2         9 4  
UT Martin   5 3         6 6  
Eastern Illinois   5 3         5 7  
Tennessee Tech   4 4         5 7  
Tennessee State   3 5         6 6  
SE Missouri State   3 5         5 7  
Murray State   1 7         3 9  
Austin Peay   1 7         1 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 296:30 pmat No. 8 (FBS) Michigan State*No. 6BTNL 7–4575,127
September 65:00 pmat Chattanooga*No. 9W 26–23 OT14,285
September 203:00 pmWest Alabama*No. 9WJXSW 45–3418,912
September 276:00 pmat Murray StateNo. 8OVCDNW 52–2810,897
October 43:00 pmTennessee–MartinNo. 8
  • JSU Stadium
  • Jacksonville, AL
WJXSW 38–1415,944
October 112:00 pmat No. 25 Tennessee StateNo. 8ESPN3W 27–205,849
October 253:00 pmTennessee TechNo. 6
  • JSU Stadium
  • Jacksonville, AL
WJXSW 49–314,874
November 13:00 pmAustin Peay No. 5
  • JSU Stadium
  • Jacksonville, AL
WJXSW 56–017,952
November 812:00 pmat No. 16 Eastern KentuckyNo. 4OVCDNW 20–69,400
November 153:00 pmEastern IllinoisNo. 3
  • JSU Stadium
  • Jacksonville, AL
ESPN3W 27–2014,925
November 221:00 pmat SE Missouri StateNo. 4OVCDNW 49–302,201
December 61:00 pmNo. 19 Sam Houston State*No. 3
ESPN3L 26–3710,832

Game summariesEdit

@ Michigan StateEdit

Jacksonville State @ Michigan State
1 234Total
#6 Gamecocks 0 070 7
#8 Spartans 21 1770 45

In their first game of the season, the Gamecocks lost, 45–7 to the Michigan State Spartans.[1]

@ ChattanoogaEdit

Jacksonville State @ Chattanooga
1 234OTTotal
#9 Gamecocks 7 10306 26
Mocs 7 7333 23

In their second game of the season, the Gamecocks won, 26–23, in overtime, over the Chattanooga Mocs.[2]

West AlabamaEdit

West Alabama @ Jacksonville State
1 234Total
Tigers 7 7020 34
#9 Gamecocks 7 17147 45

In their third game of the season, the Gamecocks won, 45–34 over the West Alabama Tigers.[3]

@ Murray StateEdit

Jacksonville State @ Murray State
1 234Total
#8 Gamecocks 21 14107 52
Racers 14 1400 28

In their fourth game of the season, the Gamecocks won, 52–28 over the Murray State Racers.[4]

Tennessee–MartinEdit

Tennessee–Martin @ Jacksonville State
1 234Total
Skyhawks 0 707 14
#8 Gamecocks 7 14017 38

In their fifth game of the season, the Gamecocks won, 38–14 over the Tennessee–Martin Skyhawks.[5]

@ Tennessee State TigersEdit

Jacksonville State @ Tennessee State
1 234Total
#8 Gamecocks 6 7140 27
#25 Tigers 3 0170 20

In their sixth game of the season, the Gamecocks won, 27–20 over the Tennessee State Tigers.[6]

Tennessee TechEdit

Tennessee Tech @ Jacksonville State
1 234Total
Golden Eagles 3 000 3
#6 Gamecocks 0 3577 49

In their seventh game of the season, the Gamecocks won, 49–3 over the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles.[7]

Austin PeayEdit

Austin Peay @ Jacksonville State
1 234Total
Governors 0 000 0
#5 Gamecocks 28 7147 56

In their eighth game of the season, the Gamecocks won, 56–0 over the Austin Peay Governors.[8]

@ Eastern KentuckyEdit

Jacksonville State @ Eastern Kentucky
1 234Total
#4 Gamecocks 3 7010 20
#16 Colonels 0 330 6

In their ninth game of the season, the Gamecocks won, 20–6 over the Eastern Kentucky Colonels.[9]

Eastern IllinoisEdit

Eastern Illinois @ Jacksonville State
1 234Total
Panthers 7 0103 20
#3 Gamecocks 7 1307 27

In their tenth game of the season, the Gamecocks won, 27–20 over the Eastern Illinois Panthers.[10]

@ Southeast Missouri StateEdit

Jacksonville State @ Southeast Missouri State
1 234Total
#4 Gamecocks 21 7147 49
Redhawks 7 3146 30

In their eleventh game of the season, the Gamecocks won, 49–30 over the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks.[11]

Sam Houston State–FCS Playoffs Second RoundEdit

Sam Houston State @ Jacksonville State
1 234Total
#19 Bearkats 7 17130 37
#3 Gamecocks 14 1200 26
  • Date: December 6
  • Location: JSU Stadium
    Jacksonville, AL
  • Game start: 1:00 PM CST
  • Elapsed time: 2:26
  • Game attendance: 10,832
  • Game weather: Temperature: 65 • Wind: WNW 10 • Weather: Scattered Showers
  • Referee: Greg Sujack
  • Television network: ESPN3

In their twelfth game of the season, the Gamecocks lost, 37–26 to the Sam Houston State Bearkats in their 2014 FCS Second Round playoff game.[12]

Ranking movementsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Final 
Sports Network 6 9 9 9 8 8 8 6 6 5 4 3 (13) 4 (10) 3 (14) 9 
Coaches 8 9 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 5 4 3 (2) 3 (1) 2 (1) 9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Connor Cook throws 3 TDs despite injury scare in Michigan State rout". Associated Press. August 29, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Jacksonville State tops Chattanooga in OT 26-23". Associated Press. September 6, 2014. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  3. ^ "Jacksonville State defeats West Alabama 45-34". Associated Press. September 20, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  4. ^ "Jacksonville State beats Murray State 52-28". Associated Press. September 27, 2014. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
  5. ^ "Jacksonville State blasts UT-Martin 38-14". Associated Press. October 4, 2014. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  6. ^ "Jacksonville State beats Tennessee State 27-20". Associated Press. October 11, 2014. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  7. ^ "Jacksonville State blows out Tennessee Tech 49-3". Associated Press. October 25, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2014.
  8. ^ "Jacksonville State dominates Austin Peay 56-0". Associated Press. November 1, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  9. ^ "Jacksonville State tops Eastern Kentucky 20-6". Associated Press. November 8, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  10. ^ "Jacksonville State beats Eastern Illinois 27-20". Associated Press. November 15, 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  11. ^ "Jenkins, Jacksonville State top SE Missouri 49-30". Associated Press. November 22, 2014. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  12. ^ "Sam Houston State wins 37-26 in FCS playoffs". Associated Press. December 6, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.