Southern’s revised 2020 season schedule was released Friday, but the Jags’ annual finale against Grambling still doesn’t have a location. The loss of the game as the Bayou Classic will take a toll on both teams.
“It’s a major impact culturally, and financially. That’s a million dollar-a-piece pay day for those schools in the athletic department,” Jaguar Journal co-host Reggie Flood said.
The Jaguars also miss the first two games of their season, but with three road trips, Flood thinks Southern’s schedule is as safe as possible, considering the pandemic.
“They have some great games at home. They play Jackson State, Alcorn, both at home. The Dallas game against Texas Southern, which was supposed to be Southern’s home game, they moved it back to Mumford stadium so I think they’ve done the best job they could do.”
The initial week 2 game was at going to be the first time FAMU played on the Bluff since 2008, but with the Rattlers set to join the SWAC in the 2021 season, Jaguar nation will have more historic games to come.
“The fact is, for as long as I can remember, FAMU was our most hated rival. Now that they’re in the conference, people are going to see some special things from that series.”
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