The South Alabama Jaguars will host the highest-ranking team to ever visit Ladd-Peebles stadium Friday night.
The Jags face off against the No. 10-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys Friday night at 7 p.m.
This will be the highest-ranked opponent the Jaguars have ever faced on their own turf, with the last Top-25 opponent being San Diego State. The Aztecs were ranked No. 19 in the AP Poll last October when they came to Mobile. South Alabama won that contest 42-24, in addition to a win against Mississippi State last season. The Jaguars finished the 2016 season 6-7 with a bowl loss to Air Force and 2-6 in conference.
With Friday's contest marking the Jags' first home game, we've put together what you'll need to know before heading down to Ladd.
Here's everything you need to know heading into the Jaguars' home opener:
The Game: Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 at 7 p.m. - Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.
TV/Radio/Stats: The game will be broadcast on ESPN2. You can find the radio broadcast on 99.5 FM The Jag in Mobile. Live stats will be available here.
Of course catch the highlights after the game on Local 15 at 10 p.m. along with our High School Blitz.
What to Wear: It's a WHITE OUT! Jaguar fans are encouraged to wear white to the game.
Parking: Parking gate opens at 8AM, but you must have a parking pass. If you do not have a pass, there is parking available around the stadium.
Don't want to brave parking? Take the Wave Shuttle service. The route starts at the Shoppes at Bel Air, The pick up is in the JCPenney/Target parking area and will begin four hours prior to kickoff. It's a $2.50 round trip and is continuous service until 90 minutes after game.
Traffic: Allow plenty of time to arrive, traffic will be heavy and there is some construction near Houston Street. Also, as fans are leaving be aware of Murphy/McGill students who will paint the cannon on Old Government after their game and part of that road will be closed for a short time. That window is not a set time.
Stadium: South Alabama now has a clear bag policy. For those details click HERE for our full story.
Ladd-Peebles will also no longer allow patrons to being in bottled water. Fans are allowed to bring in two (2) empty water bottles per person to fill at water stations around the stadium''s concourse. Click HERE for that story.
Pre-game activities: FanFest will begin at 4 p.m. and will include live entertainment and free food for fans.
The Jag Prowl, where fans will cheer on players as they make their way from the bus into the stadium, will begin at 4:45 p.m. from the Southwest corner of Ladd-Peebles Stadium parking lot.
Gates will open two hours prior to kickoff at 5 p.m.
Tickets: Tickets are $30 and available online at www.usajaguars.com or by phone by calling (251) 461-1USA (1872).
First ever meeting and the highest-ranked team South Alabama has faced and hosted at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
South Alabama (0-1, Sun Belt), not ranked
Head Coach Joey Jones (48-43 record, Nineth Season)
Last Week: Loss to Ole Miss 47-27
Oklahoma State (1-0, Big 10), Ranked 10th by AP, 11th by Amway and 12th by Sagarin.
Head Coach Mike Gundy (105-50 record, 13th season)
Last Week: Win over Tulsa 59-24