BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Southern Jaguars will face a tough test Saturday night against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in Hattiesburg, MS.
The Jags (1-0) opened the season with a 14-8 victory over South Carolina State in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge.
The Golden Eagles (0-1) lost three fumbles in their 24-17 loss to Kentucky. Southern Miss actually out gained the Wildcats 364 yards to 254, but could not overcome the turnovers.
Here's a look at the Jaguars and Golden Eagles, by the numbers ...
Week 1 Standouts:
Austin Howard: 18 of 31 passing for 198 yards and one interception
Devon Benn: Five carries for 31 yards, one touchdown, three catches for 57 yards (19.0 avg)
Herbert Edwards: 24 carries for 65 yards, a 2.7 yard per carry average
Dontrell Brown: Four receptions for 39 yards
Montavius Gaines: Four total tackles, two for loss, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery
D. Lavigne: Two total tackles, .5 sack and one quarterback hurry
Southern Miss Offense:
Kwadra Griggs: 15 of 26 passing for 222 yards and two touchdowns
Ito Smith: Nine receptions for 78 yards and 16 carries for 37 yards
Lorey Robertson: Seven catches for 111 yards (15.9 avg) and two touchdowns
Southern Miss Defense:
Tarvarius Moore: Eight total tackles
Rakeem Boothe: Seven tackles, one for loss
Sherrod Ruff: Six tackles. one sack
Rod Crayton: Five tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble
Kickoff: 6 p.m., Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, MS.