Monday, October 17, 2016

Southern notebook: Homecoming taking on a new meaning for Southern this week

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- Homecoming is taking on a new meaning for Southern’s football team this weekend.

Saturday's game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff will be just the second game played at A.W. Mumford Stadium this season.

The Jaguars have been no stranger to playing a heavy road schedule early in the season: This is their second straight year waiting until their sixth game for their second home date.

But this marks the latest calendar date for the second Southern home game since 1993, Pete Richardson’s first season, when Southern played its second home game Oct. 23.

The biggest relief for Southern coach Dawson Odums lies in the numbers. Travel rosters are restricted to 63 players.

“Instead of having to leave and take 63 guys and having that short number of guys on the trip, we’re able to have our whole football team,” Odums said.


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