BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Southern Jaguars (5-2, 5-0) are back home this weekend, looking for their sixth straight victory of the season.
Texas Southern is 3-5 overall this year and 3-3 in SWAC play.
Wins: Mississippi Valley State (31-0), Alabama State (31-27), Alabama A&M (34-13)
Losses: Prairie View (29-25), Houston Baptist (24-20), Alcorn State (23-20), Jackson State (21-13), Sam Houston State (66-17)
THE STATISTICAL MATCHUP:
Players to watch for the Tigers:
Averion Hurts has completed 112 out of 220 passes with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions.Hurts has also rushed for 145 yards and three touchdowns.
Brad Woodard is averaging 4.3 yards per carry. The freshman running back has rushed for 260 yards and three touchdowns.
Tylor Cook has rushed for 199 yards on 67 carries and has crossed the goal line three times.
Tracy Johnson has caught 26 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns.
Austin Watts is averaging 19.3 yards per catch, with a long of 66 yards and three touchdowns.
Defensive back Sean Jones has 56 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and one sack.
Defensive lineman Damond King leads the team with four sacks. He also has three quarterback hurries, 34 tackles and one forced fumble.
Defensive backs Demetrius Johns and Dondre Dobbins have two interceptions apiece.
Kickoff between Southern and Texas Southern is set for 4 p.m. in A.W. Mumford Stadium.