Jackson State–Southern University rivalry

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Jackson State–Southern University rivalry
Stadium Veterans Memorial Stadium/Mumford Stadium
Location Jackson, Mississippi/Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Previous locations Mercedes-Benz Superdome (2002) (2004) Veterans Memorial Stadium (2008)
Operated 1929, 1958-current
2012 matchup
Southern University Jaguars vs. Jackson State University Tigers (28-21 (SU))
2013 matchup
Jackson State University Tigers vs. Southern University Jaguars (September 28, 2013)

The Jackson State–Southern University rivalry is a college football rivalry between the Jackson State University Tigers and Southern University Jaguars. An annual conference game between two historically black universities in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, its location usually rotates between JSU's Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium and Southern's Ace W. Mumford Stadium, but it has also been held at larger venues to accommodate the large crowds the game draws. As of 2014, Southern leads the series 31-29.

History[edit]

The teams first met in 1929, a 98-0 blowout by Southern. They did not play again until 1958, when Jackson State joined the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Since then, the conference rivals have played each other every year, and twice in 1999, when Southern defeated Jackson State 31-30 in the SWAC Championship Game. As of 2013, The series is tied 29-2.9[1]

The game draws substantial crowds, and has sometimes been played at alternative venues to accommodate the numbers. It was played in New Orleans in 1997, 2002, and 2004.[1] From 2008 to 2010 it was played at Jackson State's venue, Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, to take advantage of the larger capacity.[2]

The rivalry extends beyond the game itself, featuring a battle between the schools' marching bands, Jackson State's "Sonic Boom of the South" and Southern's "Human Jukebox".[2] Hence, the game is commonly referred to as the BoomBox Classic.

Game results[edit]

Jackson State victories
Southern victories
# Date Location Winner Score Series
JSU SU
1 1929  ? Southern 0 98 SU 1–0
2 October 25, 1958 Baton Rouge, LA Southern 6 30 SU 2–0
3 October 24, 1959 Jackson, MS Southern 9 22 SU 3–0
4 October 22, 1960 Baton Rouge, LA Southern 0 41 SU 4–0
5 October 21, 1961 Mobile, AL Southern 7 17 SU 5–0
6 October 20, 1962 Baton Rouge, LA Southern 14 19 SU 6–0
7 October 19, 1963 Jackson, MS Southern 16 17 SU 7–0
8 October 17, 1964 Baton Rouge, LA Jackson State 9 0 SU 7–1
9 October 16, 1965 Jackson, MS Southern 21 24 SU 8–1
10 October 15, 1966 Baton Rouge, LA Southern 28 45 SU 9–1
11 October 14, 1967 Jackson, MS Jackson State 3 0 SU 9–2
12 October 19, 1968 Baton Rouge, LA Southern 16 30 SU 10–2
13 October 18, 1969 Jackson, MS Southern 21 47 SU 11–2
14 October 17, 1970 Baton Rouge, LA Southern 14 27 SU 12–2
15 October 16, 1971 Jackson, MS Jackson State 49 28 SU 12–3
16 October 14, 1972 Baton Rouge, LA Jackson State 22 17 SU 12–4
17 October 13, 1973 Jackson, MS Jackson State 28 3 SU 12–5
18 October 19, 1974 Baton Rouge, LA Southern 19 21 SU 13–5
19 October 18, 1975 Jackson, MS Southern 20 21 SU 14–5
20 October 16, 1976 Baton Rouge, LA Southern 6 20 SU 15–5
21 October 15, 1977 Jackson, MS Jackson State 38 0 SU 15–6
22 October 14, 1978 Baton Rouge, LA Jackson State 41 14 SU 15–7
23 October 13, 1979 Jackson, MS Jackson State 34 0 SU 15–8
24 October 18, 1980 Baton Rouge, LA Jackson State 7 6 SU 15–9
25 October 17, 1981 Jackson, MS Jackson State 41 0 SU 15–10
26 October 16, 1982 Baton Rouge, LA Jackson State 17 10 SU 15–11
27 October 15, 1983 Jackson, MS Jackson State 31 0 SU 15–12
28 October 13, 1984 Baton Rouge, LA Southern 28 34 SU 16–12
29 October 19, 1985 Jackson, MS Jackson State 27 9 SU 16–13
30 October 18, 1986 Baton Rouge, LA Jackson State 16 9 SU 16–14
31 October 17, 1987 Jackson, MS Jackson State 14 0 SU 16–15
32 October 15, 1988 Baton Rouge, LA Jackson State 23 3 Tied 16–16
33 October 14, 1989 Jackson, MS Southern 7 21 SU 17–16
34 October 13, 1990 Baton Rouge, LA Jackson State 52 14 Tied 17–17
35 October 19, 1991 Jackson, MS Southern 20 21 SU 18–17
36 October 17, 1992 Baton Rouge, LA Jackson State 25 24 Tied 18–18
37 October 16, 1993 Jackson, MS Southern 3 16 SU 19–18
38 October 15, 1994 Baton Rouge, LA Jackson State 24 21 Tied 19–19
39 October 14, 1995 Jackson, MS Jackson State 16 14 JSU 20–19
40 October 19, 1996 Baton Rouge, LA Southern 16 27 Tied 20–20
41 October 18, 1997 New Orleans, LA Southern 8 28 SU 21–20
42 October 17, 1998 Baton Rouge, LA Southern 28 33 SU 22–20
43 October 16, 1999 Jackson, MS Southern 14 26 SU 23–20
44 December 11, 1999 Birmingham, AL SouthernA 30 31 SU 24–20
45 September 23, 2000 Baton Rouge, LA Jackson State 13 10 SU 24–21
46 October 13, 2001 Jackson, MS Jackson State 24 21 SU 24–22
47 September 21, 2002 New Orleans, LA Jackson State 36 14 SU 24–23
48 October 18, 2003 Jackson, MS Southern 20 30 SU 25–23
49 October 16, 2004 New Orleans, LA Southern 7 45 SU 26–23
50 October 15, 2005 Baton Rouge, LA Southern 14 20 SU 27–23
51 October 14, 2006 Jackson, MS Jackson State 31 28 SU 27–24
52 October 13, 2007 Baton Rouge, LA Jackson State 32 26 SU 27–25
53 October 4, 2008 Jackson, MS Southern 28 35 SU 28–25
54 October 3, 2009 Jackson, MS Jackson State 22 14 SU 28–26
55 October 16, 2010 Jackson, MS Jackson State 49 45 SU 28–27
56 September 17, 2011 Baton Rouge, LA Jackson State 28 24 Tied 28–28
57 September 22, 2012 Jackson, MS Southern 21 28 SU 29–28
58 September 28, 2013 Baton Rouge, LA Jackson State 19 14 Tied 29–29
59 December 7, 2013 Houston, TX SouthernB 27 34 SU 30–29
60 October 25, 2014 Jackson, MS Southern 28 42 SU 31–29
Totals 1267 1318 SU 31–29

A 1999 SWAC Championship Game
B 2013 SWAC Championship Game
[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Southern vs Jackson St. (MS)". cfbdatawarehouse.com. College Football Data Warehouse. 2012. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Perry White (September 16, 2011). "Jackson State vs. Southern – A Rivalry Renewed in Baton Rouge". HBCU Digest. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jackson State vs Southern (LA)". cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved 2014-01-31.