Mississippi Valley State (0-1) vs. Southern (0-1)
|Date & Time||Thursday September 10, 2015, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
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The Southern Jaguars and Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils play Thursday night at Rice-Totten Stadium.
The Southern Jaguars look to bounce back after a 62-15 loss to Louisiana Tech. Austin Howard is completing 60 percent of his passes for 95 yards and two interceptions. Howard was the best of three quarterbacks who played for Southern the opening week. Mike Jones and Randall Menard have combined for more than 70 receiving yards while Bradley Coleman has two receptions. The Southern Jaguars ground game is averaging 118 yards per contest, and Lenard Tillery leads the way with 77 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Southern is allowing 62 points and 587 yards per game. Dionte McDuffy leads the Jaguars with nine tackles, Danny Johnson has two interceptions and Simeon Houston has a sack.
The Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils look to rebound after a 66-0 loss to New Mexico. Dontrinell Scott is completing 71.4 percent of his passes for 38 yards. Scott and Quantavius Peterson have combined for 48 passing yards. Demarius Howard and Keenan Daniels have combined for 30 receiving yards while Jessie Bryant has one reception. The Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils ground game is averaging 26 yards per contest, and Thomas Stokes leads the way with 40 yards on 13 carries. Defensively, Mississippi Valley State is allowing 66 points and 511 yards per game. Le'Trey Jones leads the Delta Devils with 11 tackles, Ladrelin Cheatam has two tackles for loss and Farrean Toney has two pass deflections.
Both of these teams are coming off brutal opening weeks. Like absolutely unwatchable. Still, the Delta Devils have now lost five straight games and had ZERO offense in their opening match. Meanwhile Southern showed more life last week and has won seven of its last nine games dating back to last year.
The Jags win this game on the road.