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A year later, Grambling, Jackson State set to play
Javancy Jones
As a freshman, linebacker Javancy Jones helped Jackson
State reach the SWAC Championship Game last season.
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Southwestern Athletic Conference opener between Grambling State and Jackson State Saturday night has extra meaning.

The two longtime rivals didn't meet a year ago as scheduled.

Grambling State forfeited their Oct. 19 game at Jackson State after refusing to travel to the game. Its players were in the midst of a six-day walk-out protesting conditions within the program.

Both teams have new head coaches this season, so the programs are more than anxious to move on from last season's forfeit. Jackson State is 2-1 under Harold Jackson, winning twice at home, while Grambling State is 0-3 under Broderick Fobbs, playing better this season despite the winless record.   Full Story

FCS Game of the Week:  Montana at North Dakota State

Bison adjust, then shut the door
By Craig Haley, FCS Executive Director
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - If an opponent doesn't score enough points on North Dakota State in the first half, there's little hope for success.

The Bison know how to shut the door on the opposition.

The historic run of excellence that the top-ranked Bison hope to continue on Saturday against fourth-ranked Montana in the premier FCS non-conference matchup of the season has grown out of their defense making terrific in-game adjustments and finishing off victories.   Full Story

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