BATON ROUGE, La. – Southern has always played its best football on hits home turf, and the numbers tell the tale. Since adding the artificial field in 2016, the Jaguars home record stands at 16-2. The two losses were against Alcorn, during the Jags’ homecoming in 2018, and this past spring season: a 33-30 loss to Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
However, Southern has not played a “regular” home game since 2019. The loss to the Golden Lions had COVID restrictions for crowd capacity. Moreover, the Blue and Gold’s loss to UAPB has been the only game at A.W. Mumford Stadium in two years.
The Jaguars have been ready to bring football back to the Bluff.
“It’s gonna be good. It’s gonna be new for a lot guys who hadn’t had that experience of playing in Mumford Stadium, with all the bells, whistles, the tailgating and the atmosphere. It’s very exciting so it’s gonna be a good week,” interim head coach Jason Rollins said.
Southern will face a Division II opponent: Miles College, but Rollins isn’t resting on his laurels. The Golden Bears pushed Alabama State to the brink Saturday. The Hornets beat Miles 14-13 in overtime, after the Lions’ kicker missed a PAT.
“If you watch the film, you will not take them lightly at all. They a very good football team. They’re coming here to try to win a football game, but we want to win a football game as well so we’re hungry as well. We’re extremely hungry so we’re gonna go out and play hard. They have our full attention,” Rollins added.
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