BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southwestern Athletic Conference has issued an official statement in correlation to the Grambling State – Jackson State football game scheduled for Saturday, October 18.

Per league rules, the game has been ruled a forfeit. The ruling was made following Grambling State’s failure to participate in the scheduled match up.

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“It’s unfortunate that the game (Grambling State vs. Jackson State) will not be played, but in accordance with the Southwestern Athletic Conference bylaws, the game will be ruled a forfeit charging Grambling State the loss and awarding Jackson State with a win,” said SWAC commissioner Duer Sharp. “For Grambling State’s failure to compete in a conference contest and in addition to forfeiting the game, they (Grambling State) are subject to a monetary penalty.”

According to the current record book, it is the first time a member school within the conference has forfeited a game during the regular season.

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Courtesy of swac.org

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