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Southern vs. Mississippi Valley State: Game Preview and 9Picks Prediction

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Southern hosts the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils this weekend in A.W. Mumford Stadium for Senior Day. 

The Jags are looking for their eighth straight SWAC victory. 

Mississippi Valley State is 1-9 overall this year and 1-7 in SWAC play. 

Wins: Arkansas-Pine Bluff (41-7)  

Losses: Eastern Michigan (61-14), Alabama A&M (35-16), Texas Southern (31-0), Prairie View (56-21), Jackson State (16-14), Montana (67-7), Alabama State (56-24), Grambling (59-10), Alcorn State (61-7) 

THE STATISTICAL MATCHUP:

PER GAME Southern Mississippi Valley
Scoring Offense 39.2 15.4
Rushing Offense 203.7 26.9
Passing Offense 262.3 239.3
Total Offense 466.0 266.2
Scoring Defense  28.8 44.9
Rushing Defense 208.6 191.0
Passing Defense 221.6 240.6
Total Defense 430.2 431.6

Players to watch for the Delta Devils:

OFFENSIVE LEADERS:
Quarterbacks
Austin Bray: Completed 129 passes of 239 passes, eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions.    

Slade Jarman: Played in nine games, completing 59 of 96 passes, five touchdowns and six interceptions. 

Running Game:
The Delta Devils average just under 27 yards rushing per game. As a team, Mississippi Valley State has run the ball 313 times for 269 yards, a 0.9 yard average per carry.    

Jarman: 51 carries for 133 yards (2.6 average)

Yusupha Foster: 28 carries for 84 yards (3.0 average) and one touchdown       

Wide Receivers:
Joshua Banks: 46 receptions for 642 yards (13.9 average) and five touchdowns 

Tre Simms: 41 catches, 493 yards (12.0 average) and one touchdown    

Booker Chambers: 32 receptions, 366 yards (11.4 average) and four touchdowns     

DEFENSIVE LEADERS:
Khalil Young: 64 tackles, eight tackles for loss, four sacks, two quarterback hurries and five forced fumbles     

Everett Nicholas: 24 tackles, two tackles for loss and four interceptions      

Farrean Toney: 29 tackles and four interceptions          

9 Picks Prediction: Southern 49, Mississippi Valley State 7

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