09-10-2010 12:11 AM

Jacksonville State is back in the football headlines, this time for some positive reasons.

The Gamecocks, based in Jacksonville, Ala., and in the NCAA’s Championship Subdivision, delivered the first shock of the 2010 season when they upset Mississippi 49-48 in double overtime last week. They expect a record crowd of 24,000 at newly expanded Paul Snow Memorial Stadium on Saturday when they face Chattanooga (0-1) in their home opener.

The buzz on campus is a welcome change from a year ago when Jacksonville State was banned from the postseason because of poor classroom performance as measured by the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate. JSU went 8-3 and would have earned the automatic NCAA playoff berth awarded the Ohio Valley Conference champion.

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