Southern defeats Texas Southern 23-17 in OT

Courtesy of Willie D. Scott, Associate Director of Strategic Communications | Director of Media Relations, Southern University

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BATON ROUGE, LA — Southerns’ junior running back Kendric Rhymes picked up his second straight 100-yard games to help the Jaguars score the final 16 points to beat Texas Southern 23-17 in overtime Saturday evening.

Rhymes finished with 136 yards off 11 carries and two touchdowns to lead the Jaguars rushing attack. Colbey Washington led the Jags in receiving off his only catch of the day, 31 yards. 

Junior kicker Joshua Griffin kicked a career long 54-yard field to tie the ball game up near the end of regulation. Griffin finished the night kicking two field goals 33-yards and 54-yards along with averaging 55.5 yards a kickoff with two touchbacks. 

The Jaguars defense truly lived up to the name “Dog Day D” as they made the Texas Southern offense off balance all night long led by Derrick Williams with 13 tackles and two quarterback hurries. Graduate safety Jordan Carter gets his third interception of the season along with 12 tackles, a pass breakup and a six yard tackle for loss.Horacio Johnson adds nine tackles for the Jags.

UP NEXTThe Jaguars will be back in action next week as they travel down Hwy 61 to Lorman, MS to take on the Braves from Alcorn State at 2 PM.  

Next Game:
at Alcorn State University
11/4/2023 | 2:00 PM
KQXL 106.5

Team Statistics

Game StatsTSUSOU
Total Yards443201
Pass Yards14058
Rushing Yards303143
Penalty Yards16-1437-64
1st Downs2611
3rd Downs6-133-13
4th Downs0-21-3
TSU11:29 – TSU – Romero,Gustavo 21 yd field goal 14 plays, 66 yards, TOP 04:5930
SOU10:39 – SOU – Rhymes,Kendric 69 yd run (Griffin,Joshua kick), 2 plays, 65 yards, TOP 00:5037
TSU02:17 – TSU – Howard,Jacorey 10 yd run (Romero,Gustavo kick), 8 plays, 90 yards, TOP 02:57107
TSU09:51 – TSU – Wilson,Jace 10 yd run (Romero,Gustavo kick), 7 plays, 37 yards, TOP 03:11177
SOU05:50 – SOU – Givens,Ckelby 39 yd fumble recovery (Griffin,Joshua kick)1714
SOU00:08 – SOU – Griffin,Joshua 54 yd field goal 8 plays, 32 yards, TOP 02:121717
SOU00:00 – SOU – Rhymes,Kendric 16 yd run ( ), 3 plays, 25 yards, TOP 00:001723

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