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Jacksonville State football will open at Michigan State in 2014

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Jacksonville State is ready to challenge the Rose Bowl champs.

The school announced that it will open the 2014 football season against Michigan State in East Lansing.

The Spartans celebrated a Rose Bowl win over Stanford in January and finished the season No. 3 in the FBS college football rankings.

JSU is an FCS program and is expected to carry a top 10 ranking into 2014. It went 11-4 and reached the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs in 2013.

Date Opponent Time (Home Games In Bold)

Aug. 30 at Michigan State TBA

Sept. 6 at UT Chattanooga TBA

Sept. 13 OPEN

Sept. 20 West Alabama 3 p.m.

Sept. 27 *at Murray State 6 p.m.

Oct. 4 *UT Martin 3 p.m.

Oct. 11 *at Tennessee State TBA

Oct. 18 OPEN

Oct. 25 *Tennessee Tech 3 p.m.

Nov. 1 *Austin Peay 3 p.m.

Nov. 8 *at Eastern Kentucky 12 p.m.

Nov. 15 *Eastern Illinois 3 p.m.

Nov. 22 *at Southeast Missouri State 1 p.m.

*-OVC Game

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