Southern’s offense goes scoreless in the second half, Jags fall to FAMU

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Southern’s offense did not show up in the second half versus FAMU. After the first two quarters, the Jaguars racked up more than 200 total offensive yards and 17 points, but the second half was a complete 180.

The Jags only managed 51 yards and failed to reach the endzone again. Penalties and execution plagued Southern’s second-half efforts.

“Several drops, several overthrows, just executing the plays. We had a guy running free for a touchdown: overthrew him; had another one: overthrew him; had a third-and-14: a drop. It was just execution, just have to execute,” interim head coach Jason Rollins detailed.

“Little things. All night, it was just little stuff: from lining up, from getting the play calls. All night, it’s just little stuff that turned into big stuff,” quarterback Glendon McDaniel said.

McDaniel finished 20/39 for only 183 passing yards and one touchdown.

Southern’s offense let down a defense with a “bend but don’t break” mentality. The Defenders of Gold and Blue allowed three touchdowns the entire game, including only one in the second half, but the Jags own offense couldn’t keep its first-half rhythm.

“It’s a very frustrating loss, just because we know that it was kind of our part. The reason why we felt like we didn’t hold up our end on the offensive side,” wide receiver Marquis McClain said.

“We play complementary football. We pick each other up so I was just happy to see that they came out to fight to give themselves a chance,” Rollins noted about his defense.

The loss officially eliminated Southern from any chance of winning the division and reaching the SWAC Championship Game.

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