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Coaching change has no impact on Jackson State

A mid-season coaching change made no impact on turning Jackson State's season around.

The Tigers (1-5, 1-3 SWAC) play host to Arkansas Pine Bluff at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in another critical league contest.

The switch from former head coach Harold Jackson to assistant coach Derrick McCall didn't give Jackson State the boost many expected.

Quarterback LaMontiez Ivy left the game late in the third quarter with a leg injury. His status is unknown for Saturday's game. Before the injury, Ivy passed for 239 yards and a touchdown, completing 20-of-27 pass attempts. He also rushed for a game-high 75 yards.

Mississippi Valley State at Grambling, 2 p.m.: The road remains difficult for the Delta Devils (0-6, 0-4) to record their first win of 2015. Nothing has worked for the Delta Devils, especially playing three quarterbacks. Valley faces a high-powered Grambling team that could win the Western Division title and reach the SWAC title game at Houston's NRG Stadium on Dec. 5. Grambling defeated Alcorn State 35-34 last week.

West Alabama at Delta State, 6 p.m.: The 22nd ranked Statesmen (5-2, 1-2 Gulf South Conference) have battled injuries all season long and must win out to keep their title hopes alive. Quarterback Tyler Sullivan suffered a broken collarbone two weeks ago and appears out for another month, according to school officials. Tyler Cameron is the new Delta State starter.

Florida Tech at Mississippi College, 3 p.m.: The Choctaws (2-4, 0-3 GSC) host Florida Tech for Homecoming at Robinson-Hale Stadium in Clinton. Former Jones County Junior College linebacker Seth McDonald has played well for the Choctaws, producing over 30 total tackles.

Millsaps at Washington, Mo., 1 p.m.: The Majors (1-5, 0-4 Southern Athletic Association) have lost five straight since their season-opening victory. In the loss, former Ocean Springs running back Andrew Warren had a career day in receiving with 169 yards and a touchdown and also had a 92-yard TD reception.

Belhaven at East Texas Baptist University, 6 p.m.: Former Ocean Springs standout Isiah Swopes had two interceptions in the Blazers' (1-6) first win of the season, a 42-33 victory over Warner University. Swopes has five interceptions on the season.

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