2013 Jackson State Tigers Football Team
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2013 Jackson State Tigers Football Team
2013 Jackson State Tigers football
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SWAC East Division champion
ConferenceSouthwestern Athletic Conference
DivisionEast Division
2013 record8-4 (8-1 SWAC)
Head coachRick Comegy (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorDerrick McCall (6th season)
Defensive coordinatorDarrin Hayes (8th season)
Home stadiumMississippi 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: Southern 34, Jackson State 27 2OT
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.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 297:00 PMat Tulane*L 7-3420,992
September 75:00 PMAlabama StateESPNU^W 30-2329,003
September 146:00 PMvs. Tennessee State*FSSOL 16-2642,400
September 196:30 PMTexas Southern
  • Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Jackson, MS
ESPNUW 35-718,801
September 286:00 PMat SouthernCST^W 19-1430,816
October 56:00 PMArkansas-Pine Bluff
  • Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Jackson, MS
W 42-3314,087
October 122:00 PMat Mississippi Valley StateW 26-1710,042
October 192:00 PMGrambling Statedagger
  • Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Jackson, MS
W Forfeit A27,288
October 264:00 PMvs. Prairie View A&MdaggerW 51-385,116
November 91:00 PMat Alabama A&MW 26-207,365
November 162:00 PMAlcorn State
  • Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Jackson, MS (Soul Bowl)
L 33-4834,252
December 71:00 PMvs. SouthernL 27-34 2OT38,985

[4]

^Games aired on a tape delayed basis

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

Media

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

References

  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 2012.
  2. ^ "Southern defeats Jackson St, 34-27 in 2 OT". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 7, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ beepbeep (July 16, 2013). "2013 Pre-Season All SWAC Football". Blogger. Washington D.C. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "Football - 2013 Schedule & Results". Jackson State Athletics. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. Retrieved 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 2013.
  6. ^ Iles, Trey (October 18, 2013). "Grambling State University Football Forced to Forfeit Game vs. Jackson State". The Times-Picayune. New Orleans. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ Dumlao, Ros (October 23, 2013). "Jackson State says it will sue Grambling". USA Today. Retrieved 2013.

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