JACKSONVILLE, Fl. (BRPROUD) — The Southern Jaguars went on the road to take on the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats in week eight. Southern came away with a 28-18 win as they moved to 4-3 on the season.
Bethune-Cookman got on the board first as quarterback Luke Sprague connected with wide receiver Omari Stewart on a 43-yard touchdown with 4:05 left in the first quarter to give the Wildcats a 7-0 lead.
Southern was able to respond after quarterback Harold Blood ran it in for a six-yard rushing touchdown to put the score at 7-7 with 8:46 remaining in the second quarter.
The Jaguars offense was able to take advantage of a Bethune-Cookman turnover as running back Kendric Rhymes ran it in for a 22-yard touchdown as Southern took a 14-7 lead with 6:46 left in the second quarter.
Bethune-Cookman tacked on a 37-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter. Southern took a 14-10 lead heading into the half.
Southern’s offense added to their lead as Blood connected with wide receiver August Pitre III for a 57-yard touchdown as the Jaguars took a 21-10 lead with 5:51 left in the third quarter.
The special teams unit for Southern blocked the Wildcat punt and returned it to the house as the Jaguars took a 28-10 lead with 9:04 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Bethune-Cookman quarterback Tylik Bethea found wide receiver Jaylin Terzado for a nine-yard touchdown to cut into the Southern lead, 28-18, with 53 seconds left to play.
With the win, Southern moves to 4-3 overall on the season and 3-1 in conference play.
The Jaguars will be back in action at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 when they take on Texas Southern at A.W. Mumford Stadium.