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