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Southern vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff: Game Preview and 9Picks Prediction

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The Southern Jaguars are back home this weekend hosting the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions.

The Golden Lions are 1-5 overall this year and 1-3 in SWAC play.

Win: Alcorn State (45-43)
Losses: Tennessee State (44-0), Oklahoma Panhandle State (20-16), Jackson State (32-20), Alabama State (41-21) and Alabama A&M (40-7). 

THE STATISTICAL MATCHUP:

PER GAME SOUTHERN Ark-Pine Bluff
SCORING OFFENSE 38.6 18.2
RUSHING OFFENSE 176.8 73.3
PASSING OFFENSE 268.0 269.0
TOTAL OFFENSE 444.8 342.3
SCORING DEFENSE 33.0 36.7
RUSHING DEFENSE 240.2 198.8
PASSING DEFENSE 184.6 244.2
TOTAL DEFENSE 424.8 443.0

Players to watch for the Golden Lions:

OFFENSIVE LEADERS:
Quarterback: 
Brandon Duncan has completed 144 of 228 passes for 1,614 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception. He is averaging 269 yards per game and is completing 63 percent of his passes.

Running Back:
Dante McDonald has 55 carries for 263 yards and touchdowns. He is averaging 4.6 yards per carry and 41.8 yards per game. 

Receiving:
Willie Young has 41 catches for 570 yards and four touchdowns. He is averaging 13.9 yards per catch and 95 yards per game. 

Cody Swain has 38 receptions for 415 yards. His longest catch was 50 yards. 

DEFENSIVE LEADERS:
Linebacker Willie Duncan leads the team with 65 total tackles. He has 1.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks in six games.   

Defensive end Tashad Charity has 2.5 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss and 39 total tackles. 

9Picks Prediction: Southern 58, Ark-Pine Bluff 20      

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