JACKSON, Miss. – Dates and times have been confirmed for the 2018 Jackson State University football schedule.

The Tigers open the season Saturday, September 1 at Southern Miss for a 6 p.m. kickoff. The match-up will be broadcasted live on the new ESPN +, its new direct-to-consumer subscription video service.

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A week later JSU meets Tennessee State at the annual Southern Heritage Classic at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.  The Tigers then closeout their three-game road swing Saturday, September 15 at Florida A&M with a 4 p.m. start.

JSU returns home amid a bye week and prepares for its SWAC opener Saturday, September 29 versus Alabama A&M. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Tigers return to the road the next week at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, with the kickoff set for 2:30 p.m.

JSU returns home for a pair of games. The Tigers host in-state rival Mississippi Valley State for its 2018 homecoming on Saturday, October 13. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. The following week, JSU plays host to North Alabama, which is also scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.

JSU then travels to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and will meet Southern on Saturday, October 27 at 6 p.m.

In its final home match-up of the season, the Tigers welcome Prairie View A&M to Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 3 at 2 p.m.

The Tigers conclude the regular season with a pair of games on the road. JSU is set to meet Alabama State on Saturday, November 10 for a 2 p.m. kickoff. The Blue and White travel to rival Alcorn State on Saturday, November 17 for in-state bragging rights. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.

2018 Football Schedule