Joseph LeBeau doesn’t need to glance at the SWAC standings to know the importance of Jackson State’s Saturday game at Alabama State.

And he also warns anyone who might be judging the Tigers (2-4, 2-2 SWAC) solely by their record could be in for a rude awakening. Throughout the highs and lows JSU’s 2-4 start have provided, LeBeau and the Tigers know a win on Saturday at Alabama State (4-2, 4-1 SWAC) in their first Eastern Division game of the season would go a long way towards curing what has ailed them.

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So that’s just what they plan on doing.

“Our record shows we’re 2-4, but ain’t no 2-4 team,” LeBeau said. “That first (Eastern Division) game … we have to have this one. Our coaches are stressing it to us … we just got to go get it, plain and simple.”

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