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Sam Richmond | NCAA.com | September 12, 2015

Jacksonville State football: What you need to know about the team that nearly upset Auburn

  Jacksonville State pulled off one of the greatest upsets of all-time on Saturday.

Jacksonville State nearly pulled off the unthinkable on Saturday, taking SEC powerhouse Auburn to overtime at Jordan-Hare Stadium in a 27-20 loss.

So, who exactly is Jacksonville State? Here are some fun facts about the school and its football program.

Students: 8,659

Motto: The friendliest campus in the South

Location: Jacksonville, Alabama.

Stadium: JSU Stadium (24,000 seat-capacity)

Conference: Ohio Valley Conference (FCS)

Coach: John Grass

All-time record: 531-391-40

National championships: 1 (1992 in D-II)

Last playoff appearance: 2014 (lost in second round to Sam Houston State)

Notable former player: Eric Davis, former NFL cornerback

 

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