Southern Holds Off Texas Southern 28-21

DALLAS, TX --  Glendon McDaniel threw three touchdown passes, two of them in a decisive third quarter and Southern defeated Texas Southern in the State Fair Showdown on Saturday.

After the score was tied at 7 at halftime, McDaniel connected with Jamar Washington for 35 yards and Hunter Register for 31 yards and a 21-7 Jaguars lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Texas Southern's Devin Williams scored on a 14-yard run before McDaniel's 7-yard TD pass to Jordan Davis put Southern ahead by 14 again, 28-14. A 4-yard run by Williams closed out the scoring with 5:57 to go. Datrel Brumfield forced a fumble at the Jaguars 26 on their only remaining possession and Jordan Williams recovered for Southern.

McDaniel was 17 of 26 for 252 yards for the Jaguars (4-3, 3-0).

The Jaguars' defense was led by Benjamin Harris and Caleb Carter with seven tackles each. Jakoby Pappillion and Calvin Lunkins had six stops each. Tamaurice Smith is the SWAC's Interception leader added to his total today, picking off Texas Southerns' quarterback in the first quarter. Smith has 4 picks on the year. Southern leads the conference in interceptions.

The teams combined for 1,005 yards of offense, 516 for Texas Southern and 489 for Southern.

Up Next 
Southern heads down Highway 61 to face off with the Alcorn State Braves at 2:00 PM, in Lorman, Mississippi. Both teams sit at the top of its division at 3-0.

The Jaguars next home game, will be Homecoming as the Bulldogs of Alabama A&M come to town on 11/2/19. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3 at 4:00 PM.

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