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Southern pulls out 2OT victory

3 years 1 month 3 weeks ago October 12, 2013 Oct 12, 2013 Saturday, October 12 2013 October 12, 2013 10:40 PM in Sports
Source: WBRZ Sports2
By: Brian Holland

BATON ROUGE - Southern perservered through a near-two hour weather delay, referees leaving the field calling victory for Alabama A&M, and a blocked field goal in the first overtime period to take a victory from the Bulldogs 20-17.

At the end of regulation, the Jaguars thought they lost the game when the referees ran outside the stadium because quarterback Dray Joseph committed intentional grounding with :07 left(leading to a 10-second clock runoff of the rest of the game).

However, due to a rule, Southern had a timeout remaining to avoid the clock runoff.

The referees came back on the field, senior kicker Matt Hill hit a 37-yard field goal, and the two teams went to overtime.

In overtime, Southern had their kick blocked, but the Jags recovered a fumble as the Bulldogs tried to get into field goal range - sending it to a second overtime.

In the second overtime, the Bulldogs missed their field goal attempt and Matt Hill hit his second 37-yard field goal of the night to claim victory for Southern.

For more on the game, tune in to WBRZ at 5:30pm & 10pm Sunday.

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