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Jackson State to play six at home in 2011

Jackson, MS (Sports Network) - A three-game homestand comprises half of the six that Jackson State football will play at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium during its 11-game schedule this season.

Jackson State will kick off the season on Sept. 3 against Division II Concordia (Ala.) in the fourth annual W.C. Gorden Classic. The Tigers will play one other non-conference game, Sept. 10 against Ohio Valley Conference member Tennessee State in the Southern Heritage Classic in Memphis.

The Tigers' remaining five home games are against Southwestern Athletic Conference opponents, including three straight against Alabama State Sept. 24, defending conference champion Texas Southern Oct. 1 and Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Homecoming Day Oct. 8. In addition, the Tigers will host Grambling State Nov. 5 and Alcorn State in the Capital City Classic Nov. 19.

Coach Rick Comegy's squad also has SWAC games at Southern Sept. 17, Mississippi Valley State Oct. 15, Prairie View A&M Oct. 29 and Alabama A&M Nov. 12.

Jackson State finished 8-3 overall and 6-3 in the SWAC last season.

2011 Jackson State Football Schedule

All Times ET

Sept. 3, Concordia, Jackson, Miss., 2:30 p.m. (4th Annual W.C. Gorden Classic)

Sept. 10, Tennessee State, Memphis, Tenn., 7 p.m. (Southern Heritage Classic)

Sept. 17, at Southern*, Baton Rouge, La., TBA

Sept. 24, Alabama State*, Jackson, Miss., 4 p.m.

Oct. 1, Texas Southern*, Jackson, Miss., 4 p.m.

Oct. 8, Arkansas-Pine Bluff*, Jackson, Miss., 4 p.m. (Homecoming)

Oct. 15, at Mississippi Valley State*, Itta Bena, Miss., TBA

Oct. 29, at Prairie View A&M*, Prairie View, Texas, TBA

Nov. 5, Grambling State*, Jackson, Miss., 3 p.m.

Nov. 12, at Alabama A&M*, Huntsville, Ala., TBA

Nov. 19, Alcorn State*, Jackson, Miss., 1 p.m. (Capital City Classic)

*-Southwestern Athletic Conference game

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