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Southern vs. Alcorn State: Game Preview and 9Picks Prediction

Willie Quinn  (Source: Southern University Athletics) Willie Quinn (Source: Southern University Athletics)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Southern Jaguars are back on the road this weekend, traveling to Lorman, Mississippi to face the Alcorn State Braves.   

The Braves are 3-3 overall this year and 3-2 in SWAC play.

Wins: Alabama State (21-18), Alabama A&M (42-19) and Texas Southern (23-20)
Losses: Arkansas-Pine Bluff (45-43), Grambling State (43-18) and Arkansas (52-10)  

THE STATISTICAL MATCHUP:

PER GAME SU Alcorn State 
Scoring Offense 40.3 26.2
Rushing Offense 179.0  178.0 
Passing Offense 277.5  199.0
Total Offense 456.5 377.0 
Scoring Defense  30.3 32.9
Rushing Defense 215.0 173.3
Passing Defense 194.3 266.3 
Total Defense  409.3 439.6

Players to watch for the Braves:

OFFENSIVE LEADERS:
Quarterbacks: 
Noah Johnson has completed 60 of 97 passing attempts for 657 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. 

Lenorris Footman has played in four games, completing 41 of 69 passes for four touchdowns and three interceptions.

Running Back:
Arron Baker has rushed for 319 yards on 51 carries. He has one touchdown and is averaging 6.3 yards per carry.    
 
De'Lance Turner has carried the ball 65 times for 274 yards and two touchdowns. He averages 4.2 yards per carry. 
    
Along with his four passing touchdowns, Noah Johnson has run for 185 yards and five touchdowns. 

Receiving:
Jaborian McKenzie has 39 receptions for 420 yards and two touchdowns.
     
Norlando Veals is averaging 15.2 yards per reception. He has caught 16 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns.    

DEFENSIVE LEADERS:
Darien Anderson: The linebacker from Miami is having a monster year for the Braves. He has 55 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, eight sacks and one pass breakup.     

Michael Hurns: The senior linebacker has 44 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and two quarterback hurries.

Daniel Franklin: The defensive back has 44 total tackles, .5 sack, four pass breakups and one forced fumble.     

9Picks Prediction: Southern 41, Alcorn State: 25 

Kickoff from Spinks-Casem Stadium in Lorman, Mississippi is set for 2 p.m.

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