JSU travels to Memphis ‘to dominate’ during potentially last Southern Heritage Classic meeting
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The red-hot Jackson State Tigers will hit the road for the second consecutive week to take on the Tennessee State Tigers in the Southern Heritage Classic on Saturday.
After putting the nation on notice with their 59-3 win last week against fellow Southwestern Athletic Conference powerhouse Florida A&M, Coach Deion Sanders and the Tigers are headed to Memphis to do one thing: dominate.
In what may be the last meeting of the Southern Heritage Classic between the two rival schools, Coach Sanders wants his team to “do things right” the first time.
“Brothers, we gotta start doing things right the first time. Let’s try our best to start doing things right the first time,” Coach Sanders told his team on Thee Pregame Show ahead of practice Wednesday. “Let’s go hard the first time, let’s get that block the first time, let’s hit the gap the first time.”
The JSU Tigers tamed the Tennessee State Tigers 38-16 in last season’s Southern Heritage Classic meeting.
Coming off of an outstanding performance in JSU’s season opener, reigning SWAC Offensive Player of the Week, Stats Perform FedEx Ground FCS National Offensive Player of the Week, and the BOXTOROW National Player Of The Week; Quarterback Shadeur Sanders will look to continue his form heading into the rivalry matchup.
An improved Tennessee State squad has its eyes on securing its first win of the season after suffering a close defeat against an FCS top 15 opponent Eastern Washington University 29-36 in TSU’s season opener.
The Southern Heritage Classic is set to kick off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, at the Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium.
For traveling JSU fans, MDOT says it will be closing I-55 southbound in Panola County, from the Batesville exit, 243, to the Pope Courtland exit 237.
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