Southern Preps for SWAC Championship
BATON ROUGE- The Southern University football team is getting ready for the game of the year and so are fans.
The Jags will be playing in the SWAC Championship against Jackson State University.
To make sure Southern brings home a win, university officials moved finals up a week to prep for the game, and all over the school, the Jag spirit is intense.
Over 30,000 tickets have been sold, 20,000 of those tickets to Southern fans.
The Jags haven't been to the SWAC Championship since 2004.
Bragging rights are also on the line. Southern is playing against all time rival, Jackson State University.
The Jags say this win will bring validation.
"There's a lot on the line this week, and for Southern University, we like to think of it as a possibility or weekend for validation that Southern University football is back," said Christopher Jones, Southern's sports information person.
Kick off for the game is 1:00 at Reliant Stadium, in Houston, Texas.
The game will also be televised on ESPN- U.