Alcorn decides to move JSU game to Lorman
LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Alcorn State has decided to bring its rivalry football game against Jackson State back home.
Alcorn State President Christopher Brown said in an announcement on the university website that this year's home game will be played at Jack Spinks Stadium on Nov. 17. The two schools had played the last 18 meetings at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Jackson, which is Jackson State's home field, in a game dubbed the Capital City Classic.
Alcorn's football stadium seats just 22,500 people while Memorial Coliseum seats about 60,000. First-year Alcorn State coach Jay Hopson said in a statement that "it is time for this game to come home."
Jackson State has won 12 of the last 18 meetings between the two schools.
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