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Southern vs Alabama A&M: Game Preview

Southern RB Lenard Tillery (Source: WAFB) Southern RB Lenard Tillery (Source: WAFB)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFB) -

Southern travels to Huntsville to face the Alabama A&M Bulldogs Saturday night in a SWAC showdown. Both teams enter the game with 1-2 records.

The Bulldogs have played two SWAC contests, beating Mississippi Valley State 35-16 and losing to Prairie View 41-20. 

The Jags are 1-0 in SWAC play after beating Alabama State 64-6 last weekend. 

STATS COMPARISON:

PER GAME SOUTHERN ALABAMA A&M
Scoring Offense 35.3  18.3
Rushing Offense 161.7  164.3
Passing Offense 257.3 122.7
Total Offense 419 287.0
Scoring Defense 36.7 37.3
Rushing Defense 301.7 181.0
Passing Defense 165.0 334.3
Total Defense 466.7 515.3

Players to watch for Alabama A&M:
Running back Jordan Bentely leads the team in rushing with 236 yards on 38 carries. He is averaging 6.1 yards per carry and has two touchdowns.  

Quarterback De'Angelo Balla has run for 153 yards and three touchdowns. He has completed 27 of 80 passes for 297 yards and one touchdown. 

Wide receiver Tevin McKenzie has 10 receptions for 82 yards, with his longest reception 23 yards. 

Linebacker Kenneth Davis leads the defense with 25 total tackles, 1.5 for a loss. 

Defensive back Tere Calloway has 21 total tackles, .5 for a loss. 

Linebacker Embrel Vaughn has the only sack for A&M. 

9 Picks Prediction: Southern: 45, Alabama A&M 28 

Kickoff for Saturday's SWAC battle is 6 p.m. from Louis Crews Stadium in Huntsville, AL. 

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