Jackson State @ Louisiana-Monroe
Current Records: Jackson State 2-0; Louisiana-Monroe 0-1
What to Know
The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks should come into this matchup well-rested after a week off from action. They will look to defend their home turf on Saturday against the Jackson State Tigers at 8 p.m. ET. Jackson State will be strutting in after a win while the Warhawks will be stumbling in from a defeat.
There’s no need to mince words: Louisiana-Monroe lost to the Kentucky Wildcats two weeks ago, and they lost bad. The score wound up at 45-10. Louisiana-Monroe was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 28-7. QB Rhett Rodriguez had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: he passed for only 56 yards on 17 attempts.
The Louisiana-Monroe defensive unit accumulated four sacks. Leading the way was DE Ty Shelby and his two sacks. Those were the first sacks for Shelby.
Meanwhile, Jackson State’s contest against the Tennessee State Tigers last week was close at halftime, but Jackson State turned on the heat in the second half with 28 points. Everything went Jackson State’s way against Tennessee State as they made off with a 38-16 victory.
Louisiana-Monroe’s loss took them down to 0-1 while Jackson State’s win pulled them up to 2-0. A win for Louisiana-Monroe would reverse both their bad luck and Jackson State’s good luck. We’ll see if Louisiana-Monroe manages to pull off that tough task or if Jackson State keeps their momentum going instead.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: JPS Field at James L. Malone Stadium — Monroe, Louisiana
- TV: ESPN3.com
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.