Sunday, October 23, 2016

Big second half pushes Southern past Arkansas-Pine Bluff in 49-17 homecoming win

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.


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