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Now in its 30th year, the Southern Heritage Classic has plenty of history. So much so that we decided to check how well you know your SHC trivia!

Take this “pop quiz” to see how well you know the Southern Heritage Classic. If you get more than seven right, you get . . . well, it won’t be a prize, but you’ll get to say you’re an SHC expert! Have fun!

1Question:

The Classic hasn’t always featured Tennessee State and Jackson State. What other Mississippi-based HBCU has played in the Classic?

2Answer:

Answer: Mississippi Valley State University played in the Classic in 1991.

3Question:

One year, the Classic was played in November instead of September. Can you name the year and why the game was rescheduled?

4Answer:

Answer: In 2001, the Classic was rescheduled because of the Sept. 11 attacks.

5Question:

Almost every Classic has been a “Tigers vs. Tigers” matchup. But one of those matchups didn’t involve Jackson State. What other Tigers played in the Classic?

6Answer:

Answer: The Grambling State University Tigers played in the Classic in 1993.

7Question:

Many fans are just as excited for the Battle of the Bands as they are the football game. What are the nicknames for the TSU and JSU bands?

8Answer:

TSU’s “Aristocrat of Bands” vs. Jackson State’s “Sonic Boom of The South” is always a favorite!

Answer: TSU’s “Aristocrat of Bands” (bottom) vs. Jackson State’s “Sonic Boom of The South” (top) is always a favorite!

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9Question:

One year, there was a doubleheader with the Memphis Tigers playing in the morning, and The Classic played in the evening. What year?

10Answer:

The Tigers go through their warm-up drills in preparation for doing battle with the Iowa State Cyclones. (Photo: Warren Roseborough)

Answer: 1998. Both games suffered, and a Tigers/SHC doubleheader has never happened since.

11Question:

How many overtime periods have been played in the SHC history?

12Answer:

Answer: Four overtime periods, but three games. In both 2005 and 2006, the game was decided in OT, and in 2000, it took double-OT game for Jackson State to eke out a 42-39 win.

13Question:

Usually, more than 45,000 fans show up for the game, but one year, the attendance sunk to 29,000. Do you know why?

14Answer:

Ah, Thanksgiving . . .

Answer: It was the November 2001 game, rescheduled because of the Sept. 11 attacks. The Classic was played on Thanksgiving Day: Nov. 22, 2001.

15Question:

Who won the 2018 Southern Heritage Classic?

16Answer:

The JSU band was undaunted by the rain.

Answer: There wasn’t one! Severe weather forced officials to cancel the game, which was never rescheduled

17Question:

What is the most attended game in SHC history?

18Answer:

It was a packed Liberty Bowl for the Southern Heritage Classic in this undated photo.

Answer: In 1997, more than 60,000 fans packed the Liberty Bowl for the Classic.

19Question:

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TSU celebrated a win in 2016.

What was the highest scoring game in Classic history?

Answer: In 1997, more than 60,000 fans packed the Liberty Bowl for the Classic.

(Source: www.southernheritageclassic.com)