Keep Hope Alive
Emotionally devastating loss last weekend. While the odds are long, the Gamecocks still have a lot to play for this season. Essentially, the Gamecocks need to win out and hope that the other teams in the league have two losses. Here is a look at whats in front of each of the contenders:
TENNESSEE STATE – currently undefeated:
@ Jacksonville State, Tennessee Tech, @ Murray, UTM.
EASTERN KENTUCKY– currently one conference loss:
@ Tennessee Tech, Eastern Illinois, @ SEMO, Murray State.
EASTERN ILLINOIS– currently one conference loss:
@EKU, Tennessee Tech, SEMO.
UTM– currently one conference loss:
@ SEMO, Jacksonville State, @ Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State
First off, the Gamecocks running the table is anything but a given. Even if JSU upsets TSU, they still have a game against a very good Martin team and unpredictable Murray State.
Second, JSU fans need to become big fans of Tennessee Tech. If they get hot and beat EKU and/or Tennessee State, it would do wonders for JSU’s chances.
Third, what an amazing break that EIU and Tennessee State don’t have to play each other. What I don’t know is whether if these teams finish with two losses, but one less win, whether they get to share in the title with a team that plays a full OVC schedule and finishes with two losses.