HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFB) - Southern quarterback Austin Howard threw for five touchdowns and running back Lenard Tillery scored three times in the Jaguars' 59-31 victory over the Alabama A&M Bulldogs in Huntsville.
The Bulldogs returned the opening kickoff 93 yards to get an early lead over Southern. However, the Jaguars scored five touchdowns in the first two quarters to lead 35-14 at halftime.
Howard threw 17 of 26 for 280 yards passing, including a 65-yard touchdown pass to Tillery. Tillery rushed 179 yards on 17 carries with two touchdown runs.
Willie Quinn led the Jaguar receivers with 112 yards on seven carries, including a touchdown run.
The Jags are now 2-0 in SWAC play. Southern has two open dates before traveling on the road again to Jackson State on Saturday, Oct. 15.
Alabama A&M's Juaquin Davis returned the opening kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown. (SU 0, AA&M 7 - 14:45 1st Qtr)
Southern's Austin Howard threw to Dillon Beard for a 27-yard touchdown. (SU 7, AA&M 7 - 12:35 1st Qtr)
Southern's Lenard Tillery rushed 3 yards for a touchdown (SU 14, AA&M 7 - 5:27 1st Qtr)
Jags' Tillery ran for a 2-yard touchdown. (SU 21, AA&M 7 - 12:03 2nd Qtr)
Jags' Howard ran 2 yards for a touchdown. (SU 28, AA&M 7 - 7:25 2nd Qtr)
Alabama A&M quarterback De'Angello Balla threw to Jonathan Dorsey for a 39-yard touchdown. (SU 28, AA&M 14 - 5:55 2nd Qtr)
Southern's Howard threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Dontrell Brown. (SU 35, AA&M 14 - 0:54 2nd Qtr)
Southern's Howard threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to Willie Quinn. (SU 42, AA&M 14 - 12:48 3rd Qtr)
Alabama A&M's Jordan Bentley rushed 2 yards for a touchdown. (SU 42, AA&M 21 - 8:09 3rd Qtr)
Alabama A&M's Nick Carden kicked a 22-yard field goal. (SU 42, AA&M 24 - 2:39 3rd Qtr)
Southern's Howard passed to Tillery for a 65-yard touchdown. (SU 49, AA&M 24 - 2:09 3rd Qtr)
Jags' Howard threw 11-yard touchdown pass to Beard. (SU 56, AA&M 24 - 1:18 3rd Qtr)
Alabama A&M's Byran Brower rushed for a 6-yard touchdown. (SU 56, AA&M 31 - 8:07 4th Qtr)
Southern kicker Albuquerque hit 40-yard field goal. (SU 59, AA&M 31 - 2:03 4th Qtr)