Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Southern notebook: Dawson Odums still looking for signature performance, even after Alcorn State win

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- Southern is riding a five-game winning streak, but coach Dawson Odums is still looking for his team to turn in its best effort.

Don’t get Odums wrong; he’s pleased with the way his team is playing overall. But there are still teaching moments when looking back at the film.

When looking at the tape from Saturday's 41-33 win at Alcorn State, Odums saw a Jekyll and Hyde performance.

“In spurts Saturday, we played lights out,” Odums said. “(But) we were up with a chance to go up 38-13. Instead, we get the ball down around the 35 and come away with no points.”

Odums was likely referring to the Jaguars’ second drive of the second half, when they started with the ball at Alcorn State’s 22-yard line after a 67-yard punt return by Willie Quinn. Southern was in great position to extend its lead to 38-13, but instead it ran four plays and turned the ball over on downs. On the next play, Alcorn State’s Lenorris Footman raced for an 83-yard touchdown.


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