Jacksonville State hangs their hat on defense
No. 3 Eastern Washington University versus No. 20 Jacksonville State University Saturday, Dec. 14, 1:05 p.m. Roos Field (8,600). TV: Televised live via ESPN3 internet platform and via ESPN Gameplan. Trey Bender will handle play-by-play and the analyst is Kevin O’Connell. Webcast: ESPN3. Radio: 700-AM ESPN in Spokane with Washington Trust Bank Tailgate Show, starting 1 1/2 hours prior to kickoff. Internet Radio: www.700espn.com or www.tunein.com. Radio iPhone App: Search for “700 ESPN” and download app. An app is also available for tunein radio. Live Stats: www.ncaa.com. Weekly Coaches Show: Mondays 6 p.m. at “Epic” at Northern Quest Resort & Casino (formerly the “Q”) . . . 700-AM ESPN, www.700espn.com & via iphone app. (search for “Spokane Radio” and download app). Watch Parties: Consult EWU social media outlets for details the Friday before games. Those who may carry EWU games include “Epic” at Northern Quest Casino and Resort in Airway Heights, the Swinging Doors in North Spokane and at Eagles Pub in Cheney.
Last week's Eastern opponent, South Dakota State was known for its running game, specifically FCS rushing leader Zach Zenner and the Eagles shut him down.
Now, in their quarterfinal matchup against Alabama's Jacksonville State it's the Gamecock's defense that will stand in the way of EWU getting a step closer to their second national championship.
Jacksonville State ventures to the Northwest following their 31-10 win over McNeese State in Lake Charles, La. Saturday night.
While the Gamecocks were given a big boost from junior DaMarcus James who ran 24 times for 127 yards and three touchdown...