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Southern University Jaguars (1-2)


McNeese uses strong second half to beat Southern 31-24

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Mason Pierce returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and Cody Orgeron tossed a 3-yard scoring pass to Josh Matthews early in the fourth quarter to help McNeese rally past Southern 31-24 in nonconference play on Saturday.

The first half was all Ladarius Skelton and Southern after Pierce's TD return for the Cowboys (1-2). Skelton had scoring throws of 42 yards to Travis Tucker and 7 yards to Devon Benn to put the Jaguars (1-2) up 14-7 with 5:50 left in the first quarter. After a Jacob Abel 32-yard field goal pulled McNeese within 14-10, Skelton struck again with a 42-yard scoring strike to Ethan Howard for a 21-10 halftime lead.

The tide turned on Southern's first possession of the second half when Jarrius Wallace intercepted Skelton and returned it 21 yards to the Jaguars' 26-yard line. A penalty on the Jaguars moved the ball the the 13 and Stephon Huderson scored on first down to cut the Cowboys' deficit to four just 2:41 into the third quarter. Abel's second field goal - a 25-yarder - had McNeese within a point heading to the final quarter. Orgeron's TD strike made it 28-21 and Abel booted his third field goal to push the lead to 10 with 7:59 remaining.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: L. Skelton290
Passing TDs: L. Skelton3
Rushing Yards: C. Nelson197
Rushing TDs: D. Benn2
Receiving Yards: J. Washington104
Receiving TDs: D. Benn1
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 at Troy L 3 - 55
9/11 vs. Miles W 41 - 24
9/18 vs. McNeese L 24 - 31
9/26 at Mississippi Valley State 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
10/9 at Texas Southern 2:00 PT3:00 MT4:00 CT5:00 ET9:00 GMT5:00 北京时间2:00 MST3:00 CST4:00 EST
10/16 at Arkansas-Pine Bluff 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
10/23 vs. Prairie View A&M 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET11:00 GMT7:00 北京时间4:00 MST5:00 CST6:00 EST
10/30 vs. Alcorn State 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET11:00 GMT7:00 北京时间4:00 MST5:00 CST6:00 EST
11/6 vs. Florida A&M 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET11:00 GMT7:00 北京时间4:00 MST5:00 CST6:00 EST
11/13 vs. Jackson State 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET12:00 GMT8:00 北京时间5:00 MST6:00 CST7:00 EST
11/27 vs. Grambling State 2:00 PT3:00 MT4:00 CT5:00 ET10:00 GMT6:00 北京时间3:00 MST4:00 CST5:00 EST
Southwestern Athletic
East
  Conference Overall
Alabama A&M 1-0 3-0
Jackson State 1-0 3-1
Alabama State 1-0 2-1
Mississippi Valley State 0-0 0-2
Florida A&M 0-1 1-2
Bethune-Cookman 0-2 0-4
West
  Conference Overall
Prairie View A&M 1-0 2-1
Alcorn State 1-0 2-2
Southern 0-0 1-2
Grambling State 0-0 1-2
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 0-1 1-2
Texas Southern 0-1 0-3
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1005 (89)
Passing Yards: 453 (98)
Rushing Yards: 552 (34)
Points per game: 22.7 (61)
Yards per game: 335.0 (70)
Touchdowns: 9 (67)
Field Goals: 2 (76)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1132 (39)
Passing Yards: 612 (35)
Rushing Yards: 520 (56)
Points per game: 36.7 (98)
Yards per game: 377.3 (55)
Touchdowns: 12 (67)
Field Goals: 4 (82)
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