Southern falls to Northwestern State 51-27
BATON ROUGE - Southern got a double dose of heartache on Saturday as Jaguars lost to Northwestern State 51-27, while off the field the Jags lost three more players to compliance issues.
"I don't know any of my friends in the coaching profession going through it so they can't give me advice," said Odums after the game.
The Jags lost three defensive backs just minutes before the game: Safety Dionte McDuffy, defensive back De'Andre Woodland and defensive back Kevin King all failed to meet compliance regulations, adding to the seven players already finished for the season.
"It is what it is and I don't know what it is," Odums said.
The Jags had no answer for Zach Adkins either.
Adkins accounted for 5 touchdowns on the day, which tied Bobby Hebert for most in Deamons history.
The Deamons jumped out to a 17-nothing lead after a Northwestern State fumble return for a touchdown.
The Jaguars responded with a 75-yard touchdown pass from Austin Howard to Willie Quinn, but that's as close as it got.
The Deamons answered right back with a touchdown of their own to make the score 24-7 and the rout was on.
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