Jackson State releases 2020 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Jackson State Tigers have released their 2020 football schedule, which includes five home contests.

“I love our schedule,” JSU head coach John Hendrick said. “We open the season at home and allow our fans to come to Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in the month of September. With our annual game in Memphis, as well as a matchup versus a quality FBS opponent and tough SWAC slate, our schedule is filled out well. I need to give our vice president and athletic director, Ashley Robinson, a lot of credit for making this happen.”

Jackson State opens the 2020 season at home at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson, Miss., on Saturday, Sept. 5 against the Langston Lions.

The following week on Sept. 12, Jackson State travels to take on the Tennessee State Tigers in the Southern Heritage Classic at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tenn.

JSU then plays back-to-back road contests at the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Sept. 19 and at the Southern Jaguars on Sept. 26, which will be their Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) opener.

Jackson State then returns home for consecutive contests against the Texas Southern Tigers on Oct. 3 (Homecoming) and the Prairie View A&M Panthers on Oct. 10 before traveling to take on the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions on Oct. 17.

After their only open date of the season on Oct. 24, Jackson State hosts consecutive games at home against the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils on Oct. 31 and the Alabama A&M Bulldogs on Nov. 7.

JSU closes out the 2020 regular-season with a pair of games on the road. JSU plays at the Alabama State Hornets on Nov. 14 and at the Alcorn State Braves on Nov. 21.

The 2020 SWAC Championship Game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5 at a site to be determined.

Jackson State closed out the 2019 season today with their third-consecutive loss. The Tigers finished the season 4-8 overall and 3-4 in SWAC play.

2020 Jackson State Football Schedule