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Southern Falls to Florida A&M on the Road

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Southerns' fast start wasn't good enough to hold off Florida A&M inside Bragg Memorial Stadium on Saturday evening. The final score was 30-16.

Despite going toe-to-toe for the first 30 minutes of the contest, the Jags went into the half trailing by 8-points, 17-9. SU came out in the second half flat-running 22 plays for only 160 yards of total offense.

Southern QB Besean McCray finished the night going 8-of-20 for 88 yards, along with leading all rushers with 125 yards and a score. Redshirt sophomore Harold Blood came in with 5:47 left in the contest sparking the Jags offense going 2-of-3 passing for 25 yards before the Jags tight end fumbled Blood pass at the two-yard line. Cornelius Dyson led the Jags in receiving with 40 yards off two catches.

Despite living on the field in the second half, the Jags defense played a solid game led by Rodney Johnson, Jr., with six tackles and one pass breakup. Robert Rhem, Jalan Campbell, and Trey Laing all added five tackles, respectively.


Southern will play the final home game of the season as they take on Mississippi Valley on a senior night. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN Networks.


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