Part of Tech’s challenge this week will be rebounding from a crushing loss – Tech had led by 14 points early in the fourth quarter and then lost on the final play of the game, a failed two-point conversion attempt – and prepare for a team that is at the FCS level but has on occasion punched above its weight.
Jacksonville State, ranked No. 5 in FCS, took Auburn to overtime in 2015 and beat Ole Miss in overtime in 2010.
“These guys are pretty good,” Johnson said.
Further, the Tech offense played 96 snaps against Tennessee, the most in Johnson’s tenure, according to sports-reference.com.