Jags all smiles as they win 56-14 over visiting CMU Eagles
The Southern University Jaguars played host to the Central Methodist University Eagles on Saturday night at A.W. Mumford Stadium. The Jags wasted little time taking it to the Eagles as Willie Quinn returns the opening kick 56 yards giving the Jags great starting field position. The Jags quickly open the scoring with a 5 yard TD run by Malcom Crocket, the first of his career as a Jaguar. Though not deterred, the Eagles looked to make a game of it by responding swiftly with a score of their own, a 49 yard touchdown pass from QB Holmes to WR Williams. But that was a misnomer as the Eagles only managed to post 7 points throughout the rest of the game. This game was dominated by the Jaguar rushing attack which posted almost 400 yards on the ground. The ground game was led by JR transfer Tyre Bracken who led the team in rushing racking up 125 yards on 8 carries. His 15.6 yard per carry average was boosted by a 63 yard touchdown run early in the 4th quarter. Crocket, meanwhile, got his first touchdown of the season and the bulk of the carries finishing with 21 for 119 yards. While both quarterbacks threw a touchdown pass each, Deonte Short commanded the offense finishing 10 of 18 for 191 yards, and looking the part, a stark contrast to the previous week against ULL. Overall it was an offense dominated performance for a team that needed the confidence builder as they look to the back end of a home and home against Southland conference member, Northwestern State University.