Jackson State–Southern University rivalry

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Jackson State–Southern rivalry
Sport American football
First meeting October 25, 1958
Southern, 30–6
Latest meeting September 19, 2015
Southern, 50–31
Statistics
Meetings total 60
All-time series Southern, 31–29
Largest victory Southern, 41–0 (1960)
Jackson State, 41–0 (1981)
Longest win streak Jackson State, 7 (1977–1983)
Current win streak Southern, 3 (2013– )

The Jackson State–Southern University (also known as the BoomBox Classic) 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 2015, the Southern Jaguars leads the series 32–29.

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.

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 storied rivalry extends beyond the game itself, featuring a battle between the schools' popular 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. The "BoomBox" battle continues after the game has been decided, this post-game battle is known as the "5th Quarter" in the HBCU community.

Game results[edit]

Jackson State victories Southern victories Tie games
# Date Location Winner Score
1 October 25, 1958 Baton Rouge, LA Southern 30–6
2 October 24, 1959 Jackson, MS Southern 22–6
3 October 22, 1960 Baton Rouge Southern 41–0
4 October 21, 1961 Mobile, AL Southern 17–7
5 October 20, 1962 Baton Rouge Southern 19–14
6 October 19, 1963 Jackson Southern 17–16
7 October 17, 1964 Baton Rouge Jackson State 9–0
8 October 16, 1965 Jackson Southern 24–21
9 October 15, 1966 Baton Rouge Southern 9–0
10 October 14, 1967 Jackson Jackson State 3–0
11 October 19, 1968 Baton Rouge Southern 30–16
12 October 18, 1969 Jackson Southern 47–21
13 October 17, 1970 Baton Rouge Southern 27–14
14 October 16, 1971 Jackson Jackson State 49–28
15 October 14, 1972 Baton Rouge Jackson State 22–17
16 October 13, 1973 Jackson Jackson State 28–3
17 October 19, 1974 Baton Rouge Southern 21–19
18 October 18, 1975 Jackson Southern 21–20
19 October 16, 1976 Baton Rouge Southern 20–6
20 October 15, 1977 Jackson Jackson State 38–0
21 October 14, 1978 Baton Rouge Jackson State 41–14
22 October 13, 1979 Jackson Jackson State 34–0
23 October 18, 1980 Baton Rouge Jackson State 7–6
24 October 17, 1981 Jackson Jackson State 41–0
25 October 16, 1982 Baton Rouge Jackson State 17–10
26 October 15, 1983 Jackson Jackson State 31–0
27 October 13, 1984 Baton Rouge Southern 34–28
28 October 19, 1985 Jackson Jackson State 27–9
29 October 18, 1986 Baton Rouge Jackson State 16–9
30 October 17, 1987 Jackson Jackson State 14–0
31 October 15, 1988 Baton Rouge Jackson State 23–3
# Date Location Winner Score
32 October 14, 1989 Jackson Southern 21–7
33 October 13, 1990 Baton Rouge Jackson State 52–14
34 October 19, 1991 Jackson Southern 21–20
35 October 17, 1992 Baton Rouge Jackson State 25–24
36 October 16, 1993 Jackson Southern 16–3
37 October 15, 1994 Baton Rouge Jackson State 24–21
38 October 14, 1995 Jackson Jackson State 16–14
39 October 19, 1996 Baton Rouge Southern 27–16
40 October 18, 1997 New Orleans Southern 28–8
41 October 17, 1998 Baton Rouge Southern 33–28
42 October 16, 1999 Jackson Southern 26–14
43 December 11, 1999 Birmingham, AL Southern 31–30
44 September 23, 2000 Baton Rouge Jackson State 13–10
45 October 13, 2001 Jackson Jackson State 24–21
46 September 21, 2002 New Orleans Jackson State 36–13
47 October 18, 2003 Jackson Southern 30–20
48 October 16, 2004 New Orleans Southern 45–7
49 October 15, 2005 Baton Rouge Southern 20–14
50 October 14, 2006 Jackson Jackson State 31–28
51 October 13, 2007 Baton Rouge Jackson State 32–26
52 October 4, 2008 Jackson Southern 35–28
53 October 3, 2009 Jackson Jackson State 22–14
54 October 16, 2010 Jackson Jackson State 49–45
55 October 17, 2011 Baton Rouge Jackson State 28–24
56 September 22, 2012 Jackson Southern 28–21
57 September 28, 2013 Baton Rouge Jackson State 19–14
58 December 7, 2013 Houston, TX Southern 34–27
59 October 25, 2014 Jackson Southern 42–28
60 September 19, 2015 Baton Rouge Southern 50–31
Series: Southern leads 31–29
SWAC Championship Game[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.