JACKSON, MS (WAFB) - The Southern Jaguars were able to hold off Jackson State Tigers and win 28-24 in Mississippi.
Southern quarterback Austin Howard was 24 of 35 for 288 yards with two touchdown passes to wide receiver Randall Menard. Lenard Tillery led the Jags' rushing game with 127 yards on 29 carries, scoring two touchdowns.
Willie Quinn had 60 yards receiving, but his only touchdown run that would have been a record-breaking, 66-yard kickoff return was negated by an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after he celebrated before scoring.
This was the first game for the Jaguars after having a two-week bye period. Southern hosts Arkansas - Pine Bluff next on Saturday, Oct. 22. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.
WAFB Sports' Craig Loper will have more on the Jaguars' win on 9News at 10.
Southern's Lenard Tillery rushed for a 6-yard touchdown. (SU 7, JSU 0 - 11:48 1st Qtr)
Jackson State's Jacquemin kicked a 32-yard field goal. (SU 7, JSU 3 - 1:43 1st Qtr)
Southern's Tillery ran 1 yard for a touchdown. (SU 14, JSU 3 - 10:41 2nd Qtr)
Jackson State quarterback Jarin Morikawa threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to Dan Williams. (SU 14, JSU 10 - 9:10 2nd Qtr)
Southern quarterback Austin Howard passed to wide receiver Randall Menard for a 10-yard touchdown. (SU 21, JSU 10 - 4:32 2nd Qtr)
Jackson State's Justin Jemison ran 8 yards for a touchdown after recovering a punt blocked by JSU's Merritt. (SU 21, JSU 17 - 1:01 2nd Qtr)
Jackson State's Joshua Bates rushed 2 yards for a touchdown. (SU 21, JSU 24 - 8:59 3rd Qtr).
Southern's Howard passed to Menard for a 6-yard touchdown. (SU 28, JSU 24 - 4:26 3rd Qtr)