Southern QB Austin Howard scores 3 TDs in 28-21 win over Alabama - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Southern QB Austin Howard scores 3 TDs in 28-21 win over Alabama State

Southern QB Austin Howard dives in the end zone on a 9-yard TD run. (Source: WAFB) Southern QB Austin Howard dives in the end zone on a 9-yard TD run. (Source: WAFB)
Southern WR Willie Quinn catches an 18-yard TD pass from QB Austin Howard. (Source: WAFB) Southern WR Willie Quinn catches an 18-yard TD pass from QB Austin Howard. (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Southern University quarterback Austin Howard threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Jaguars beat Alabama State 28-21 at A.W. Mumford Stadium on Saturday.

Howard was 25 of 47 for 291 yards and two touchdowns. He had no interceptions. His two main targets were Reggie Travis and Willie Quinn. Travis caught nine passes for 153 yards and a touchdown. Quinn also caught nine passes for 100 yards and a touchdown.

The Jaguar defense gave up 297 yards on the ground, but only 113 through the air. Most of the ground work for Alabama State was done by its star running back Malcolm Cyrus. He finished with 185 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns. His longest run in the game was 81 yards.

Southern kicker Greg Pittman hit three 40-yard field goals in the game.

SCORING PLAYS:

Southern QB Austin Howard runs for a 9-yard TD - SU 28, Alabama St. 21 (4th Qtr.)Alabama State QB Daniel Duhart completes a 31-yard pass to WR Wyndell Archie for a TD - SU 21, Alabama St. 21 (4th Qtr.)

Southern K Greg Pittman makes 40-yard FG - SU 21, Alabama St. 14 (3rd Qtr.)

Southern QB Austin Howard completes 23-yard TD pass to WR Reggie Travis. PAT missed - SU 18, Alabama St. 14 (3rd Qtr.)

Alabama State RB Malcolm Cyrus scores on a 2-yard TD run - SU 12, Alabama St. 14 (2nd Qtr)

Southern K Greg Pittman makes 40-yard FG - SU 12, Alabama St. 7 (2nd Qtr.)

Southern QB Austin Howard completes 18-yard TD pass to WR Willie Quinn. PAT blocked - SU 9, Alabama St. 7 (2nd Qtr.)

Southern K Greg Pittman makes 40-yard FG - SU 3, Alabama St. 7 (2nd Qtr.)

Alabama State RB Malcolm Cyrus scores on a 37-yard TD run. SU 0, Alabama St. 7 (1st Qtr.)

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