Deion Sanders thinks Jackson State is ready to compete with the big boys.

The FCS powerhouse has been running like a well-oiled machine under Coach Prime, with Sheduer Sanders, Deion’s son, playing like one of the best quarterbacks at any level of the college sport. Sanders lobbied for the 9-0 Tigers to be included in FBS bowl berth talks on Tuesday.

“Why can’t that be us?” Sanders said, per J.T. Keith of the Clarion-Ledger. “I’m just saying, why can’t that be us? You got teams that are virtually 6-5 going to a bowl game. Ain’t nobody going to see them play, and nobody is turning the channel to witness that foolishness. But you have us, that travels deep and travels heavy.”

Obviously, FCS schools are ineligible to play in bowls against FBS programs. But it’s not crazy to think the Tigers could compete against and even defeat some bowl eligible teams in FBS this season.

What do you think about Sanders’ hypothetical?