Alcorn State hands Southern critical loss, floods Jags 48-7
BATON ROUGE - The weather matched the Southern Jaguars mood on Saturday, as the Jags lost 48-7 to Alcorn State on a rainy day at A.W. Mumford Stadium.
Needing a win to stay with the SWAC West division leaders, the Southern Jaguars instead fell flat at home, falling behind 21-0 early, and 21- 7 at the half.
The Jags got no respite from the Braves, even as Southern knocked their starting quarterback out of the game.
Jonathan Gibbs went down in the first half with an ankle injury, but the Braves kept rolling.
Alcorn State scored 20 points in the 3rd quarter to break the game wide open, and the Jags couldn't get consistent quarterback play from either Austin Howard (2 fumbles) or Deonte Shorts.
The Jags now fall to 4-2 in conference play, and with Grambling State still undefeated, the Jags have to hope that the Tigers fall in one of their next two games to have the Bayou Classic become a de facto SWAC West Championship for the 2nd straight year.