The Jacksonville State football team passed its first OVC road test of the season with a dominating performance at Eastern Kentucky.The 56-7 victory was highlighted by an incredible defensive showing as the Gamecocks allowed just 20 rushing yards on 28 carries against the Colonels (EKU entered the contest as the top rushing team in the OVC). The unit now ranks No. 1 in the nation in total defense allowing just 221 yards per game.
This week the Gamecocks will return home to face Eastern Illinois in the fourth of nine straight OVC games. The Gamecocks and Panthers will meet for the 16th time and the eighth time in Jacksonville. JSU is 9-6 all-time against EIU and 4-3 at home in the series. JSU has won the last four meetings in the series with EIU becoming the first team in the series to win four in a row.
Eastern Illinois vs. #7 Jacksonville State
Saturday, October 13th / 3:00 p.m. / ESPN3