'Orange Out' slated for UTM home game vs. Jax State
Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2008 1:22 pm
All fans are encouraged to wear Skyhawk Orange for the national television audience on ESPNU. Charter Communications customers can watch the game on Channel 302. ESPNU can be seen on DirecTV Channel 614 and Dish Network Channel 148.
Jacksonville State enters the game with a 5-2 overall record and a 3-1 mark in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Gamecocks are ranked No. 20 in the Football Championship Subdivision Coaches Poll. UT Martin sports a 6-2 overall record and a 4-1 OVC worksheet. The Skyhawks are receiving votes in both the FCS Coaches Poll and The Sports Network’s FCS Poll.
The OVC battle features two teams with one conference loss each which are trying to keep up with league-leading Tennessee State which is 3-0.
“Playing on ESPNU is awesome for the OVC and UT Martin,” said Skyhawks head coach Jason Simpson. “It’s great for all the student-athletes.”
The Skyhawks plan to show off their new FieldTurf playing surface and a defense that is ranked first in the nation in fumbles recovered and 13th in sacks per game. The Skyhawks offense is second in the nation in scoring and 18th in rushing offense.
Jacksonville State plans to show off transfer quarterback Ryan Perrilloux who was dismissed from LSU after being named the Most Valuable Player of the Southeastern Conference championship game. Perrilloux completed 18-of-20 passes in Jax State’s 31-21 victory over OVC foe Murray State last week.