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Southern vs. Prairie View: Game Preview and 9Picks Prediction

Lenard Tillery (Source: WAFB) Lenard Tillery (Source: WAFB)

Southern travels to Prairie View A&M this weekend to face the Panthers in a huge SWAC West matchup.

The Jags are looking for their seventh straight victory of the season. Prairie View is 6-3 overall this year and 6-1 in SWAC play.

Wins: Texas Southern (29-25), Alabama A&M (41-20), Mississippi Valley State (56-21), Alabama State (24-17), Jackson State (28-24), Alcorn State (31-27)
Losses: Texas A&M (67-0), Grambling (36-16), Rice (65-44)

Southern is currently tied with Grambling in the West with a 6-0 conference record. Prairie View is a half a game behind at 6-1.

PER GAME Southern Prairie View
Scoring Offense 38.6 29.9
Rushing Offense  195.4  152.4
Passing Offense 270.8  211.6
Total Offense 466.2 364.0 
Scoring Defense 28.1 32.4
Rushing Defense 217.8 168.4
Passing Defense 204.8 245.4 
Total Defense 422.6 413.8

Players to watch for the Panthers:

Trey Green: Completed 82 of 169 passes (48.5 percent), eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions.      

Jalen Morton: Connecting on 46.2 percent of his passes (55-119) with six interceptions and seven touchdowns.  

Running Back:
Sta'fon McCray: 57 carries for 343 yards (6.0 average) and two touchdowns. 
Caleb Broach: 56 carries for 317 yards (5.7 average) and four touchdowns. 
Dawonya Tucker: 62 carries, 295 yards (4.8 average) and four touchdowns.       

Wide Receivers:
Demarquo Lastrappe: 26 catches for 432 yards (16.6 average) and two touchdowns. 
Darius Floyd: 24 catches for 294 yards (12.2 average) and two touchdowns.
Joshua Simmons: 19 receptions for 235 yards (12.4 average) and two touchdowns.       

DeVohn Reed: 33 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and one quarterback hurry.    

Terrence Singleton: 64 total tackles, three interceptions and seven pass breakups.

Marquice O'Leary: 45 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumble.

9Picks Prediction: Southern 31, Prairie View: 30     

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