Courtesy Chris Powers
BATON ROUGE, La. –The Southern University Jaguars Football Team will play their 1,000th game in the program’s history when they travel this Saturday to take on the Memphis Tigers at the Liberty BowlMemorial Stadiumat 11 am. The Jaguar Nation can watch the game LIVE on WBXH in Baton Rouge (Cox Cable- Ch. 16, AT&T- Ch. 39 & 1039, Eatel- Ch. 16 & 716, Dish Network- Ch. 39 & 8047, Charter Cable- Ch. 182 & on an Antenna- Ch. 9,4, & 39.1). You can also listen to LIVE on the radio to KQXL Q106.5.
The Jaguars come into the game with a record of 0-1 after last week’s loss to McNeese St. The Jaguars had five turnovers and the Cowboys scored 24 points off the mistakes. Offensively, the Jaguars moved the ball up and down the field to the tune of 342 yards with 103 yards coming on the ground and 239 yards through the air. Quarterback Ladarius Skelton made his 7th straight start in his career throwing two touchdowns, connecting with Wide receiver Hunter Register for 43 yards and Timothy Bedford for 33 yards. Backup QB Glendon McDaniel came into the game in the 3rd Quarter throwing his 2nd career touchdown to Register and running for another on from five yards out in the fourth quarter.
The Jaguars defense stood their ground allowing only 136 yards total in the 1st half. The stingy Jaguars Defense only allowed 31 rushing yards from the Cowboys in the 1st half. Led by Linebacker Caleb Carter with his career-high in tackles at 12 and Linebacker Calvin Lunkins finished with 8 tackles. Defensive End Jordan Lewis was credited with ½ a sack which puts his career total to 12 ½ in seven games.
Memphis is the 15th FBS opponent the Jaguars have faced since 2002. The Tigers shocked the SEC and the nation by beating Ole Miss, 15-10 last Saturday. Tiger quarterback Brady White threw for 172 yards and Running back Patrick Taylor rushed for another 128 yards. The Tigers defense held the Rebels to 0 points in the 1st half and gave up only 10 points in the 2nd half. Ole Miss was held to 173 yards in total offense, so the Jaguars are going to have to play mistake-free football if they want to win their 1st game against an FBS opponent.
This is the 4th game in Jaguar football history that will kick-off as early as 11 am. The three previous games were New Mexico in 2012, Georgia in 2015 and TCU in 2018.