Southern rains points on Texas Southern, beats Tigers 40-21
HOUSTON - The Southern Jaguars survived the rain, and survived an early challenge from Texas Southern to top the Tigers 40-21.
The Jaguars and Tigers combined for 35 points in the 1st quarter as Southern took a 21-14 lead at the end of the first frame.
The Tigers scored a touchdown in the 2nd quarter to tie the score 21-21 at the half.
The Jaguars lifted their play in the 2nd half, as they shut out the Tigers in the final two quarters.
The Jags broke away in the 3rd as they got a field goal followed by a safety on a punt block (Mike Jones on the block), and then a touchdown run from Deonte Shorts to make the score 33-21 at the end of 3.
The Jags (4-3, 4-1) will now host Alcorn State on October 31 at 4pm.