The historic season for Jacksonville State’s football team continues into the quarterfinal round of the playoffs this weekend. For the second straight week, the Gamecocks will have to play on the road. However, their performance this season indicates that is actually not a bad thing.
The road has been a friendly place for the Gamecocks this year. Entering this weekend’s contest against Eastern Washington, they are an eye-popping 6-1 away from Burgess-Snow Field. The guys credit an extra focus they take with them as they travel and they will need it again this weekend as they play on the red turf against the No. 3 team in the country.
In other JSU football news (Courtesy: JSU Sports Information)
Jacksonville State senior placekicker Griffin Thomas has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2013 Fred Mitchell Award, with the winner will be announced on Dec. 18.
Thomas, a native of Snellville, Ga., was one of 34 placekickers nominated for the award, which is given annually to the Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division II, NAIA or NJCAA placekicker that excels on the football field and in the community. He is one of three FCS kickers selected in the group of 10 finalists.
Thomas and junior running back Demarcus James were also named FCS All-American by the Beyond Sports Network. James has an OVC record 28 touchdowns this season, which ranks second nationally.