Jackson State to kick off 2018 at Southern Miss

(STATS) - Jackson State has set an attractive schedule as it seeks to rise in the SWAC this season.

The Tigers, coming off a second straight 3-8 season under coach Tony Hughes, will open the campaign on Sept. 1 at Southern Miss - their third all-time meeting against the FBS program.

Also included on the 11-game schedule are the Southern Heritage Classic against Tennessee State on Sept. 8 in Memphis and four home games at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium: Alabama A&M (Sept. 29), Mississippi Valley State (Oct. 13, Homecoming), North Alabama (Oct. 20) and Prairie View A&M (Nov. 3).

2018 Jackson State Schedule

Sept. 1, at Southern Miss

Sept. 8, Tennessee State (at Memphis, Tennessee)

Sept. 15, at Florida A&M

Sept. 29, Alabama A&M*

Oct. 6, at Arkansas-Pine Bluff*

Oct. 13, Mississippi Valley State* (Homecoming)

Oct. 20, North Alabama

Oct. 27, at Southern*

Nov. 3, Prairie View A&M*

Nov. 10, at Alabama State*

Nov. 17, at Alcorn State*

* - SWAC game

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