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JSU football picked fourth in OVC preseason poll

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Jacksonville State was picked to finish fourth in the OVC in 2013. (JSU Athletics) Jacksonville State was picked to finish fourth in the OVC in 2013. (JSU Athletics)

Jacksonville State football has a preseason gauge to the season.

The Gamecocks were picked fourth in the nine team Ohio Valley Conference by the league's coaches and sports information directors.

JSU was picked behind Eastern Illinois, Eastern Kentucky and Tennessee State.

Gamecocks' running back DaMarcus James and offensive lineman Tarik Milner were named to the preseason all-OVC team.

Jacksonville State opens the season against Alabama State in Montgomery on August 31.

OVC PRESEASON PREDICTIONS (FIRST PLACE VOTES)

1. Eastern Illinois (12) - 122 points

2. Eastern Kentucky (4) - 114

3. Tennessee State (2) - 90

4. Jacksonville State - 87

5. UT Martin - 78

T6. Murray State - 53

T6. Tennessee Tech - 53

8. Southeast Missouri 35

9. Austin Peay - 16

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