Saturday, November 22, 2008

Now the waiting game starts

With all the games that impact its playoff future in the books, Jacksonville State will put its hopes in Ohio Valley Conference officials to make its case.

It appears in some JSU circles to come down to a choice between 10-2 Liberty and the 8-3 Gamecocks for one of the final at-large spots.

So, it would appear it's give the playoff field Liberty and give the Gamecocks death.

"I have to leave it to (OVC commissioner) Jon Steinbrecher to be our Patrick Henry," JSU coach Jack Crowe said.

Here's what happened to impact idle JSU's chances Saturday.

Eastern Kentucky won the OVC championship and automatic bid by blocking a UT Martin field goal on the last play of the game. New Hampshire held on to beat beat Maine. Wofford beat Furman. And Liberty beat Elon.

That left Liberty 10-2, but LU has two non-Division I wins and a loss to reclassifying Presbyterian. JSU has won its last three in a row.

Check out Sunday's Star for more.

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