BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Southern dropped their season opener to Jackson State, 27-14, in the Boombox Classic as they fall to 0-2 on the season.
Southern was able to strike first as quarterback Harold Blood connected with wide receiver August Pitre III for a 64-yard touchdown to give the Jaguars the 7-0 lead with 2:25 left in the first quarter.
Jackson State was able to quickly answer as running back Desmond Moultrie found the endzone to bring the score to, 7-7, with 14:01 left in the second quarter.
Jackson State tacked onto their lead as quarterback Jason Brown connected with wide receiver Rico Powers for a 63-yard touchdown to give the Tigers a 13-7 advantage with 8:58 left in the second quarter.
The Tigers opened up the second half with a 20-yard touchdown by running back Irv Mulligan to give them a 20-7 lead with 9:01 left in the third quarter.
Southern running back Kendric Rhymes scored a touchdown to cut into Jackson State’s lead, 20-14, with 11:54 left in the fourth quarter.
Jackson State was able to strike back as wide receiver Andre Hunt broke off for a big touchdown on a reverse to give the Tigers the 27-14 lead with 11:33 left in the fourth quarter.
Southern will return to action in week three as they host Alabama A&M at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at A.W. Munford Stadium.