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Southern crushes Arkansas-Pine Bluff, wins fourth straight 56-24

4 years 2 weeks 1 day ago Saturday, November 10 2018 Nov 10, 2018 November 10, 2018 7:42 PM November 10, 2018 in Sports
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Ladarius Skelton threw for four touchdowns and Southern University defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 56-24 on Saturday night for the Jaguars' fourth-straight victory.

Skelton was 12-of-15 passing for 283 yards. He threw 28- and 57-yard scoring passes to Randall Menard in the first quarter and with Jarmarqueza Mims' 5-yard run to open the scoring, the Jaguars (6-3, 5-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) led 21-6 after the first quarter.

Skelton then threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Register and a 15-yarder to Trey Smith in the second quarter, that also included a 1-yard TD run by Devon Benn with the half ending 42-9. John Lampley added a 20-yard TD pass to Kendall Catalon and Christopher Chaney a 43-yard run for third-quarter touchdowns.

The Jaguars outgained the Golden Lions (1-9, 0-6) by a 589-278 margin.

Southern leads second-place Grambling (5-2) in the SWAC West. Both teams have a bye next week before they meet in the Bayou Classic for the regular-season finale on Nov. 24.

The winner will clinch the Western Division title and play for a SWAC Championship.

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