Coach Odums, players preview SWAC championship against Alcorn State

Coach Odums, players preview SWAC championship against Alcorn State
Southern head coach Dawson Odums (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Southern head coach Dawson Odums met with the media to preview the upcoming SWAC championship game against Alcorn State.

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The game will be a rematch of the October 26 meeting between the Jags (8-4, 6-1 SWAC) and the Braves (8-3, 6-1 SWAC).

Once again, the game will be held in Lorman, Miss. In the first game, Southern fell 27-13 and gave up 377 total yards to Alcorn.

The Braves earned the right to host the championship game with a 41-6 win over Jackson State on November 23. The Jaguars punched their ticket to the championship game with a 30-28 comeback win over Grambling in the Bayou Classic.

This year’s title game is also a rematch of the 2018 championship game where the Braves claimed the SWAC crown with a 37-28 win at home over the Jaguars.

Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. The game will be broadcasted on ESPNU. The winner will move on to the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta to face North Carolina A&T, the champion of the MEAC.

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