2013 Jackson State Tigers football team

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2013 Jackson State Tigers football
Jackson State Block Wordmark.jpg
SWAC East Division Champions
Conference Southwestern Athletic Conference East Division
2013 record 8–4 (8–1 SWAC)
Head coach Rick Comegy (8th year)
Offensive coordinator Derrick McCall (6th year)
Defensive coordinator Darrin Hayes (8th year)
Home stadium Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,492)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 SWAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Jackson State xy   8 1         8 4  
Alcorn State   7 2         9 3  
Alabama State*   7 2         8 4  
Alabama A&M   4 5         4 8  
Mississippi Valley State*   2 7         2 9  
West
Southern xy   7 2         9 4  
Prairie View A&M   5 4         6 6  
Arkansas–Pine Bluff   2 7         2 9  
Texas Southern*   2 7         2 9  
Grambling State   1 8         1 11  
Championship: December 7, 2013
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Texas Southern was ineligible for the SWAC Championship due to failing to fulfill NCAA graduation rate requirement (2012), repeated infractions, and lying to NCAA about self-imposed restrictions (2013 & 2014)
  • Alabama State and Mississippi Valley State were ineligible for the SWAC Championship due to Academic Progress Rate sanctions, pending appeal
    Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2013 Jackson State Tigers football team represented Jackson State University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Tigers were led by eighth year head coach Rick Comegy and played their home games at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. They were a member of the SWAC East Division. Jackson State returned as the defending East Division Champs.[1] The Tigers finished the season with an 8–4 record, as East Division Champions and with a loss against Southern in the SWAC Championship Game.[2]

On Media Day, Jackson State was picked to finish second in the Eastern Division of the SWAC. They had two players, Defensive Lineman Tedderick Terrell and Defensive Back Qua Cox selected the Pre-Season All-SWAC 1st Team Defense.[3] Running backs Tommy Gooden and Rakeem Sims, offensive lineman Jordan Arthur, linebacker Todd Wilcher, and defensive back Cameron Loeffler were selected as All-SWAC 2nd Team members.

Media[edit]

Jackson State games were broadcast on 95.5 Hallelujah FM. All Jackson State games were also streamed online at no cost via Yahoo.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 7:00 PM at Tulane* Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA L 7–34   20,992
September 7 5:00 PM Alabama State Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS (W.C. Gordon Classic) ESPNU^ W 30–23   22,003
September 14 6:00 PM vs. Tennessee State* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Southern Heritage Classic) FSSO L 16–26   42,400
September 19 6:30 PM Texas Southern Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS ESPNU W 35–7   13,801
September 28 6:00 PM at Southern Ace W. Mumford StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Boombox Classic) CST^ W 19–14   30,816
October 5 6:00 PM Arkansas–Pine Bluff Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS W 42–33   9,087
October 12 2:00 PM at Mississippi Valley State Rice–Totten FieldItta Bena, MS W 26–17   10,042
October 19 2:00 PM Grambling Statedagger Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS W Forfeit A    
October 26 4:00 PM vs. Prairie View A&M Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Shreveport Classic) W 51–38   5,116
November 9 1:00 PM at Alabama A&M Louis Crews StadiumHuntsville, AL W 26–20   7,365
November 16 2:00 PM Alcorn State Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS (Soul Bowl) L 33–48   24,252
December 7 1:00 PM vs. Southern Reliant StadiumHouston, TX (SWAC Championship Game) L 27–34 2OT  38,985
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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^Games aired on a tape delayed basis

  • ^A October 19's game against Grambling State was forfeited due to Grambling State players refused to travel to Jackson State.[5][6] Jackson State subsequently announced their intention to sue Grambling due to the school suffering financial losses.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birdsong, Nick (December 8, 2012). "SWAC Championship: 95-yard TD pass helps lift UAPB to 24–21 win against Jackson State". AL.com. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Southern defeats Jackson St, 34–27 in 2 OT". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 7, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2013 Pre-Season All SWAC Football". Blogger (Washington D.C.). July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Football – 2013 Schedule & Results". Jackson State Athletics. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ Bromberg, Nick (October 18, 2013). "Grambling State Players Don't Board Buses to Travel to Jackson State, Game is Forfeited". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ Iles, Trey (October 18, 2013). "Grambling State University Football Forced to Forfeit Game vs. Jackson State". The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ Dumlao, Ros (October 23, 2013). "Jackson State says it will sue Grambling". USA Today. Retrieved October 24, 2013.