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Andrew Cyr | NCAA.com | October 14, 2017

Jax. State sets OVC record with 27th consecutive conference victory

  The Gamecocks have also won 36 straight games against non-FBS opponents.

For the better part of three years – 1,422 days to be exact – Jacksonville State has stated its dominance within the FCS’ Ohio Valley Conference.

With the Gamecocks’ 41-25 win over Eastern Kentucky Saturday afternoon, Jacksonville State secured its 27th consecutive OVC victory, breaking a previous streak set by the Colonels from 1992-95.

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JSU's record run began Nov. 23, 2013 when the Gamecocks defeated Southeast Missouri State 43-23. Since then, they are 27-0 in conference games and 36-0 in their last 36 regular season games against non-FBS opponents. During the streak, Jacksonville State has won three consecutive OVC titles (2014-16).

The Gamecocks currently hold the record for longest active conference winning streak in all of Division I football, and currently rank second in FCS history.

Jacksonville State’s last conference loss came late in the 2013 season when the Jimmy Garoppolo-led No. 2 Eastern Illinois Panthers defeated the Gamecocks 52-14.

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Next weekend, Jacksonville State travels to Charleston, Illinois to face the Panthers in search of win No. 28. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. ET and can be seen on ESPN3. 

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