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McDaniel’s 5 TDs propel Jags over Miss. Valley in SWAC opener

Published: Sep. 26, 2021 at 5:50 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2021 at 5:44 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. WAFB) - The Southern Jaguars and head coach Jason Rollins won their SWAC opener against Mississippi Valley, 38-25.

The Jags were led by quarterback Bubba McDaniel, who threw for five touchdowns and 235 yards. Southern gained a total of 223 yards on the ground. Kobe Dillion led the way with 109 yards on 13 carries.

Southern started things out in the first quarter and took a 3-0 lead, but the Mississippi Valley answers on the second drive of the game as Jalani Eason throws the screen to Jarius Clayton who took it into the end zone for six and a 6-3 lead.

Second quarter action, same score and McDaniel connects with Ethan Howard for the big gain, and later on McDaniel goes to Howard again for the swcore to make it 10-6.

Jags defense forces a punt and ensuing drive for the offense and Jamar Washington gets the pitch and takes it down the sideline and through traffic for the 32 yard touchdown to extend the lead to 17-6.

A few plays later and McDaniel finds Marquis McClain for the touchdown for the Jags to make it 24-6 in the first half, Jags pile up 296 yards of total offense in the first half.

Later on in the second half McDaniel would keep adding to his touchdown total, this time on a flea flicker that left a wide open Tyler Kirkwood for the 46-yard score to make it 31-13.

McDaniel’s last touchdown pass went 13 yards to Prairie View A&M transfer Travis O’Connor to make it 38-19. The Delta Devils would put up 19 points in the second half.

The Jags will be off this Saturday, October 2, before returning to SWAC play in Arlington, Texas to take on Texas Southern.

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