SWAC foes meet when the Southern Jaguars (0-2) and the Alabama A&M Bulldogs (1-1) square off on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Ace W. Mumford Stadium.

While Southern ranks eighth-worst in the FCS in total offense with 117.5 yards per game, it's been a different situation on the other side of the ball, as the defense ranks fifth-best (133.0 yards per game allowed). Alabama A&M's defense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 23rd-best in the FCS with 230.5 total yards surrendered per contest. In terms of offense, it is posting 326.5 total yards per game, which ranks 63rd.

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Southern vs. Alabama A&M Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • City: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Venue: Ace W. Mumford Stadium

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Southern vs. Alabama A&M Key Statistics

Southern Alabama A&M
117.5 (120th) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 326.5 (68th)
133.0 (5th) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 230.5 (23rd)
34.5 (120th) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 187.0 (27th)
83.0 (115th) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 139.5 (95th)
0 (1st) Turnovers (Rank) 1 (60th)
0 (53rd) Takeaways (Rank) 1 (28th)

Southern Stats Leaders

  • Harold Blood has thrown for 166 yards, completing 50% of his passes and tossing one touchdowns and two interceptions this season. He's also run for 22 yards (11.0 ypg) on eight carries.
  • Gary Quarles has carried the ball eight times for a team-high 30 yards on the ground.
  • Jailon Howard's leads his squad with 42 yards as a receiver. He's racked up that yardage on three catches (out of three targets).
  • George Qualls Jr. has grabbed three passes while averaging 16.5 yards per game.
  • Colbey Washington has been the target of one pass and compiled one catch for 24 yards, an average of 12.0 yards per contest.

Alabama A&M Stats Leaders

  • Xaiver Lankford has recored 236 passing yards, or 118.0 per game, so far this season. He has completed 63.4% of his passes and has recorded three touchdowns with one interception. He's also chipped in on the ground with 20.0 rushing yards per game.
  • Ryan Morrow has run the ball 23 times for 217 yards, with three touchdowns.
  • Isaiah Nwokenkwo has piled up nine carries and totaled 69 yards with one touchdown.
  • Terrell Gardner has hauled in 86 receiving yards on four catches to pace his squad so far this season while scoring one touchdown as a receiver.
  • Cameron Young has 12 receptions (on 15 targets) for a total of 82 yards (41.0 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
  • Keenan Hambrick's eight targets have resulted in three catches for 38 yards.

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