BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Southern Jaguars found success on the road this weekend, traveling to Lorman, Mississippi to defeat the Alcorn State Braves.
Senior running back Lenard Tillery broke the Southwestern Athletic Conference record for careering rushing yards with 4, 132 yards. The record was previous held by Jackson State's Destry Wright with 4,050 yards in 1999.
Tillery finished the game with 195 yards on 24 carries with 3 touchdowns for an average of 8.1 yards per carry. Tillery's longest run was a 63 yard stride to the endzone in the 3rd quarter.
Jags senior quarterback Austin Howard finished the game with 12 completed passes out of 30 for 195 yards and two touchdowns with a quarterback rating of 116.6.
The Jags finished with 494 total yards of offense, as Southern improved to 5-2, and remain undefeated in SWAC play at 5-0.
Southern's defense played a key role the road win. Despite allowing 572 yards of total Braves offense, the Jags forced 4 turnovers, with 2 fumbles and 2 interceptions. At the start of the 2nd quarter, Braves quarterback Lenorris Footman's pass was intercepted by conerback Bryan Anderson at the Jags' 46. Anderson returned the interception for 9 yards to the Alcorn State 45.
The Jaguars return to A.W. Mumford Stadium next Saturday at 4 p.m. to face Texas Southern for the Military Appreciation Game. Fans are encouraged to wear navy or camouflage.
Southern's Lenard Tillery rushed for a 12 yard touchdown on Jags first possession in Lorman. (SU 7, ALCN 0, 4 plays 70 yards - 11:40 1st QTR)
Alcorn's Lenorris Footman rushed for a 21 yard touchdown. (SU 7, ALCN 6, 11 plays 75 yards - 7:35 1st QTR)
Southern's Ruan Albuquerque made a 39 yard field goal attempt. (SU 10, ALCN 6, 10 plays 48 yards - 3:49 1st QTR)
Alcorn's Footman completed a pass to Norlando Veals for a 34 yard touchdown. (SU 10, ALCN 13, 4 plays 70 yards - 2:25 1st QTR)
Southern's Howard pass was complete to Curtlan Williams for a 33 yard touchdown. (SU 17, ALCN 13, 6 plays 51 yards - 9:00 2nd QTR)
Southern's Howard completed a 10 yard touchdown pass to Dillon Beard. (SU 24, ALCN 13, 7 plays 80 yards - 0:31 2nd QTR)
Southern's Tillery rushed for a 63 yard touchdown. (SU 31, ALCN 13, 2 plays 72 yards - 13:51 3rd QTR)
Alcorn's Footman ran an impressive 83 yards for the touchdown. (SU 31, ALCN 20, 1 play 83 yards - 10:11 3rd QTR)
Southern's Tillery rushed for a 22 yard touchdown, after breaking the SWAC record for most career rushing yards. (SU 38, ALCN 20, 6 plays 62 yards - 7:02 3rd QTR)
Alcorn's Footman rushed 3 yards for a touchdown, his third of the game. Extra point attempt by Haiden McCraney was blocked by Southern's D. Houston. (SU 38, ALCN 26, 11 plays 61 yards - 13:15 4th QTR).
Southern's Albuquerque kicked a 47 yard field goal. (SU 41, ALCN, 26 4 plays, 5 yards - 2:22 4th QTR)
Alcorn's Footman completed a pass to Raida. Anderson for 23 yards for the touchdown. McCraney's extra point is good. (SU 41, ALCN 33, 6 plays 70 yards - 0:35 4th QTR)