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.

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

Home games in BOLD

Courtesy of WJTV