JACKSON, Ms. – The Jaguars did not have a shootout against Mississippi Valley State on their bingo card, but the Gold and Blue defense could not hold off the Delta Devils in the second half.
MVSU entered Sunday with 373 total yards of offense, and the Jaguars allowed the winless SWAC school to put up 335 yards through four quarters. The defense finished the conference opener displeased with its performance.
“Very inconsistent. Get a three-and-out, you have a lot of momentum. You have untimely runs, just untimely misfits, some things that need to be cleaned up,” interim head coach Jason Rollins said.
“It come down to everybody doing they one-elevens. All it take is one mistake for it to be six. Couple people didn’t do they job some plays, but we held together and came together at the end. We just gotta learn to stay together throughout the whole game,” safety Jakoby Pappillion added
The Jaguars staged off the Delta Devils’ late efforts, but their own offense was clicking.
Quarterback Glendon McDaniel started the second time this season, and the redshirt junior finished 18/26 with 235 passing yards and five passing touchdowns.
“Excited again, but all I’m worried about is winning and leading this team. All week, just trying to take care of the ball. That was the emphasis for the quarterbacks so I feel like that’s what I did, and I’m just trying to lead my team. That’s all,” McDaniel said.
“Bub, he really goes through his reads. He go through everything. He like a field general. Bub always, he looks. I feel like how Bub plays it can help us a lot,” tight end Ethan Howard said.
After the game, Coach Rollins confirmed McDaniel became the Jags’ starting quarterback until proven otherwise.
In his two starts, McDaniel has 373 passing yards, six passing touchdowns and two scores on the ground.
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