Jackson State returns to the field for the first time since head coach Harold Jackson was dismissed last week. The question is, how will the Tigers will respond against Alabama A&M?
Thursday, Oct 15
NFL (7:25-11 p.m., CBS/NFLN): At 1-4, it looks like the New Orleans Saints are playing for next season but can ruin the perfect record of their archrivals, the Atlanta Falcons, with a win.
Friday, Oct 16
College football (8-10:15 p.m., ESPNU): The Houston Cougars look to stay undefeated as they head east to face the Tulane Green Wave.
Saturday, Oct 17
College football (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., ABC): The University of Mississippi Rebels could face a stiff test on the road against the undefeated Memphis Tigers. ... College football (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., SECN): Mississippi State looks to win against Louisiana Tech. ... (6-9 p.m., WLOO): Southern Miss celebrates its homecoming with a game against UTSA.
Sunday Oct 18
NFL (7:30-11 p.m., NBC): Plenty of players with Mississippi football ties will be on the field when the Indianapolis Colts host the New England Patriots.
Monday, Oct 19
NFL (7:30-11 p.m., ESPN): Eli Manning leads the New York Giants on the road against division rival, the
Tuesday, Oct 20
College football (7-10 p.m., ESPN2): Arkansas State and Louisiana-Lafayette rosters have several players with Mississippi ties. Watch as the teams battle against each other.
Wednesday, Oct 21
NBA (7-9:30 p.m., ESPN): If the football season isn't going your way, get ready for some basketball with preseason NBA action as the Washington Wizards face the Miami Heat.
Ohio State (102) passes Oklahoma (101) for times most times the AP college-football poll has ranked a team No. 1. Eight teams have had that ranking 60 or more times.
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