BATON ROUGE, LA – Southern dominated the second half to defeat Miles College in front of 16,225 fans at the Pete Richardson Classic on the campus of Southern University. Final score, 41-24.
A game-time decision on the starting quarterback, head coach Jason Rollins pulled Glendon McDaniel’s number and he led the Jaguars dominant rushing attack.
SU pounded the ball all night for 393 yards and five rushing touchdowns against the Golden Bears, led by Craig Nelson with 134 yards off eight carries, Devon Benn with 69 off thirteen carries, Kobe Dillon with 57 yards off six carries and McDaniel with 60 yards off eight carries. Marquis McClain led Su in receiving with 49 yards of 2 grabs and a score.
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The SU defense had a bend but don’t break mentality all night long against the led by strong safety Tamaurice Smith with eight tackles and two game-changing pass break-ups. Davin Cotton and Kennen Tate added seven tackles each, Ray Anderson finished the night with six tackles along with Camron Peterson, Tyler Judson and Letrelle Johnson added five tackles respectively.
Southern racked up 461 offensive yards (138 passing and 323 rushing) while the Golden Bears finished with 402 total yards (202 passing and 200 rushing).
Claude Newell, III led the way for Miles going 15-of-22 for 194 yards and a 21-yard TD strike to Jed Adetoye.
Southern will be back in action on Sept. 18th against McNeese State University at A. W. Mumford Stadium. The game is slated for 6:05 PM on ESPN+.
Courtesy: Southern University Athletics