The Jags are preparing for a trip to Jackson State in their toughest SWAC test yet.

The Tigers are leading the conference in both points and yards per game. Eric Dooley’s defense is playing it’s best football, on a streak of five straight games without allowing a second half touchdown.

The only change that head coach Eric Dooley wants, is for that dominance to start from the very beginning.

“We just got to have that mindset coming out of our locker room in the first quarter. We got to have that mindset throughout the whole game.” Dooley said.

A key part in the defensive unit’s success is transfer defensive tackle Tahj Brown. His 6.5 sacks on the season place him first on the team and second in the SWAC.

“That’s my guy you know having a guy like that somebody who’s played a lot of football, but at the same time, we’re like a family.” Senior defensive lineman Camron Peterson said.

“We built this relationship starting with Camp this summer, working out together and stuff like that. And we knew what we had in a D-line room and we knew if we just stuck together and all, you know support each other, that big things can happen for that group.” Brown said.

During the weekly SWAC teleconference, JSU head coach Deion Sanders said Southern’s defense was going to have a tough time. When asked for his response, Dooley said “1 pm., everyone will find out.”

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