BATON ROUGE, La. -- Ladarius Skelton had a near-perfect night going 10 of 12 throwing the ball for 193 yards and two touchdowns as the Jaguars paced themselves to a 58-7 blowout over non-conference Virginia University of Lynchburg in front of 16,587 screaming fans on Senior Night.
Southern racked up 363 yards on the ground led by Devon Benn carrying the ball 16 times for 120 yards and two scores. Craig Nelson and Jarad Sims added 92 yards each. Hunter Register led the Jaguars receivers in back to back weeks with three receptions for 68 yards and a touchdown. Jamar Washington caught two passes for 62 yards. “Our mindset, attention to detail, we’re starting to lock in and realize it’s coming to an end. These seniors want to do something special,” Southern coach Dawson Odums said.
The Jaguars defense held the Dragons to 147 total yards led by Jordan Eastling and Jordan Lewis. Lewis got in rhythm Saturday night sacking the Dragons quarterback twice. Eastling finished the night with 4 tackles and two pass breakups.
Southern (6-4, 4-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) sits at the top of the Western Division.
The Jaguars will travel up interstate 55 to face off with Jackson State. The game is set for 2:00 PM
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