Tailback Gary Quarles led the way for Southern, accumulating 102 yards on 15 rushing attempts. Harold Blood contributed as well, completing 18-of-20 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns. The Jags’ pass rush continued its success generating pressure, as they recorded six sacks on the opposing quarterback.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff was led by quarterback Jalen Macon. He completed 8-of-12 passes for 79 yards. Kierstan Rogers and Daemon Dawkins also contributed to the offense for Pine Bluff in the losing effort.
Key Metrics to Victory: Southern
- Play selection – leaned on the run game, with a 63-37 run-pass split with 43 rushing attempts and 25 passing attempts
- Possession – controlled the ball for 28:22 (47% of the game)
- Turnover battle – turned the ball over just two times while collecting four turnovers from Arkansas-Pine Bluff
- Red zone efficiency – converted on 100% of red zone trips as opposed to Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s 0% efficiency
Southern earned a good win against a tough SWAC rival. The Jags’ next game is an Oct. 7 matchup with Florida A&M at A.W. Mumford Stadium. This evening’s defeat was another tough result for UAPB. It had lost in its last outing against Alabama A&M and was looking to rebound. Arkansas-Pine Bluff will look for redemption in their next game against Mississippi Valley State, which has been struggling recently. That one is on Oct. 14 at Rice-Totten Stadium.
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