Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Southern notes: Can the Southern pass rush get the shot in the arm it needs against UAPB?

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- Southern’s defense is entering this weekend’s game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff with just five sacks in five games, the lowest figure in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

“I feel like that’s where we’ve been lacking as a defense,” said junior defensive end Aaron Tiller, who led the league in sacks a year ago but has been limited to one so far this season. “That’s where I feel like I’ve been lacking.”

But perhaps that pass-rush is in for the shot in the arm it’s been looking for this weekend.

Pine Bluff has given up 30 sacks in six games. That means it is giving up, on average, the same amount of sacks per game that the Jaguars have accumulated all season.

Southern coach Dawson Odums has noticed.


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