JACKSON, MS – The Jackson State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has released its 2012 football schedules. The Tigers offer JSU fans an exciting 11 game slate of football action, four of which are home games.

JSU, which finished the 2011 season with a 9-2 record, opens the season with a trip to Starkville, MS to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs in only the second ever meeting on the gridiron on Sept. 1. The Tigers will remain on the road for the next two weeks. On Sept. 8 JSU will take on the Tennessee State Tigers in Memphis, TN for the Southern Heritage Classic. JSU will then travel to Houston, TX to face the Texas Southern Tigers in their brand new stadium.

JSU will open its home schedule on Sept. 22 for the Battle of the Big Cats game against the Southern Jaguars. The Tigers will round out the first month of the season against the Prairie View A&M Panthers on Sept. 29 at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The Tigers will open the month of October with a two game road trip. On Oct. 6, JSU will travel to Pine Bluff, AK to face the Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions. The Tigers will then make their way to Montgomery, AL to face the Alabama State Hornets on Oct. 13.

The 2012 homecoming football game is set for Oct. 20 when the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils visit Memorial Stadium. The Tigers will have an open week before traveling to Grambling, LA to face the Grambling State Tigers on Nov. 3. JSU’s final home game is set for Nov. 10 when the Alabama A&M Bulldogs come to Jackson for senior day and military appreciation day. The Tigers and the Alcorn State Braves will square off in the regular season finale (Capital City Classic) on Nov. 17 at Memorial Stadium.

Jackson State will make 2012 football season tickets available to the general public on May 7 and roll out special ticket promotions prior to that date.

2012 Jackson State Football Schedule
Sept. 1 at Mississippi State “Bulldogs”
Sept. 8 vs. Tennessee State “Tigers” (Southern Heritage Classic)
Sept. 15 at Texas Southern “Tigers”
Sept 22 Southern “Jaguars” (Battle of the Big Cats/Honoring W.C. Gorden)
Sept. 29 Prairie View A&M “Panthers” (High School Day)
Oct. 6 at Arkansas Pine Bluff “Golden Lions”
Oct. 13 at Alabama State “Hornets”
Oct. 20 Mississippi Valley State “Delta Devils” (Homecoming)
Oct. 27 Open
Nov. 3 at Grambling State “Tigers”
Nov. 10 Alabama A&M “Bulldogs” (Senior Day/Fan and Military Appreciation Day)
Nov. 17 Alcorn State “Braves” (Capital City Classic)
Dec. 8 SWAC Championship Game


  1. I like the schedule and will always support my Tigers but when will this conference stand up to Southern and Grambling over this bayou classic. It’s not enough to just win the SWAC or a mythical national black championship. If at any point this school has the opportunity to participate in the playoffs, I’m all for it. These two teams have held the rest of the conference hostage way too long!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here