JSU (7-5 overall, 7-2 SWAC), which finished the 2012 season with a trip to the Southwestern Athletic Conference title game, opens the season with a trip to New Orleans, LA to take on Tulane on Aug. 31. This meeting will be the first between the two programs. The Tigers will open their home schedule on Sept. 7 against the Alabama State Hornets. On Sept. 14 JSU will host the Tennessee State Tigers in the Southern Heritage Classic in Memphis, TN.
JSU will welcome the Texas Southern Tigers to Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium on Sept. 21 and the Tigers will close out the month of Sept. in Baton Rouge, LA against the Southern Jaguars on the 28.
The Tigers will open the month of October with its third home game of the season. On Oct. 5 JSU will host the Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions in a rematch of the 2012 SWAC championship game. JSU will then travel to Itta Bena, MS to face the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils.
JSU will face Grambling State for the homecoming game on Oct. 19 before traveling to Shreveport, LA to take on the Prairie View A&M Panthers at Independence Stadium. The Tigers have an open date on Nov. 2 and will return to action Nov. 9 to take on the Alabama A&M Bulldogs in Huntsville, AL. The Tigers and the Braves of Alcorn State will square off in the regular season finale on Nov. 16 at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.
2013 Jackson State Football Schedule
Aug. 31 at Tulane “Green Wave”
Sept. 7 Alabama State “Hornets” (W.C. Gorden Classic)
Sept. 14 vs. Tennessee State "Tigers" (Southern Heritage Classic)
Sept 21 Texas Southern "Tigers"
Sept. 28 at Southern “Jaguars”
Oct. 5 Arkansas Pine Bluff "Golden Lions"
Oct. 12 at Mississippi Valley State “Delta Devils”
Oct. 19 Grambling State “Tigers” (Homecoming)
Oct. 26 at Prairie View A&M “Panthers”
Nov. 2 Idle
Nov. 9 at Alabama A&M "Bulldogs"
Nov. 16 Alcorn State "Braves"
Dec. 7 SWAC Championship Game
Dates and locations subject to change. Home games (and games where JSU will serve as the home team) in bold font.