Sunday, October 23, 2016
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- The Southern football team is off to such a strong start in conference play that coach Dawson Odums and his star players were legitimately upset about having a double-digit halftime lead Saturday against Arkansas Pine Bluff.
“We didn’t finish off the first half to our liking,” Odums said.
The frustration was that Southern was good — just not as good as it could have been.
“We had five possessions in the first half, and I think we should’ve scored on all five of them,” junior quarterback Austin Howard said. “I’m not impressed with that; I’m not excited about it. It is what it is.”
Then the second half came.
The Jaguars scored touchdowns on four consecutive possessions to turn an 11-point lead into a 49-17 final score, sending the 23,156 fans who took part in the homecoming festivities home happy.