Sunday, September 18, 2016
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- In Saturday's 64-6 blowout win, Southern's Willie Quinn outscored Alabama State 24-6 all on his own — and he didn’t even get credit for the points on the 30-yard touchdown pass he threw.
The rest of his Southern teammates fared pretty well, too. The Jaguars (1-2, 1-0) dismantled Alabama State (0-3, 0-2), a team many pegged as a contender in the SWAC’s Eastern Division, during a blowout at A.W. Mumford Stadium.
“It was great to see the focus,” Southern coach Dawson Odums said. “I thought from start to finish, they were locked into this football game.”
It was a total team win for the Jaguars, who forced six turnovers, racked up 541 yards of offense and scored in all three phases. After a pair of season-opening losses to FBS squads UL-Monroe and Tulane, it was their first win since November.
“We were thirsty for a win. We wanted it. We practiced like we wanted to win,” junior defensive end Aaron Tiller said. “It was like we missed winning. We didn’t like feeling like we did those first two weeks.”
Photos: Southern holds home opener against Alabama State