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Southern holds on to edge SC State 14-8

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Danny Johnson knocked down a pass at the goalline with 19 seconds left and Southern held on to defeat South Carolina State 14-8 in the season opener for both teams on Sunday.

It was the second time the Bulldogs were turned away late in the fourth quarter.

SC State reached the Southern 27 but fumbled a double-reverse on first down and Montavius Gaines recovered it on the 36 with 6:07 to go. The Jaguars ran the clock down to 1:59 before turning it over on downs at the Bulldog 25.

Dewann Ford hit Quan Caldwell for 23 yards on first down. On a second down, Ford found Jermaine Baxley wide open inside the 10 but Baxley dropped the ball. Caldwell hauled in a 27-yard pass on fourth down to put the ball at the 30 before an incompletion and two short passes set up the final play.

The only scoring in the second half was a safety on a blocked punt by SC State's Chad Gilchrist.

Devon Benn scored on a 27-yard run in the first quarter and Austin Howard went in from 6 yards in the second for Southern. Tyler Scandrett had a 37-yard field goal on the last play of the first quarter and a 35-yarder on the last play of the half.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Safety 10:26
61-T.Merritt punts -6 yards from SU 6 blocked by 11-C.Gilchrist. out of bounds at the SU End Zone. to SU End Zone for no gain safety.
plays
yds
pos
8
14
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:04
14-T.Scandrett 35 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
-13
yds
01:06
pos
6
14
Point After TD 10:49
63-C. Barajas extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
14
Touchdown 10:49
7-A.Howard runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
49
yds
04:09
pos
3
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:05
14-T.Scandrett 37 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
-12
yds
03:07
pos
3
7
Point After TD 6:59
63-C. Barajas extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 6:59
9-D.Benn runs 27 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
9
yds
03:26
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 14 20
Rushing 6 5
Passing 8 13
Penalty 0 2
3rd Down Conv 1-11 10-18
4th Down Conv 1-2 0-1
Total Net Yards 343 288
Total Plays 59 76
Avg Gain 5.8 3.8
Net Yards Rushing 151 95
Rush Attempts 27 40
Avg Rush Yards 5.6 2.4
Net Yards Passing 192 193
Comp. - Att. 19-32 20-36
Yards Per Pass 6.0 5.4
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-4 2-14
Penalties - Yards 10-80 8-56
Touchdowns 0 2
Rushing TDs 0 2
Passing TDs 0 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 7-34.1 5-39.0
Return Yards 54 57
Punts - Returns 1--1 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 3-53 1-25
Int. - Returns 1-2 1-32
Kicking 2/2 2/3
Extra Points 0/0 2/2
Field Goals 2/2 0/1
Safeties 1 0
1234T
S.C. State 0-1 33208
Southern 1-0 770014
192 PASS YDS 193
151 RUSH YDS 95
343 TOTAL YDS 288
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
De. Ford 9 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.4% 196 0 1 104.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.4% 196 0 1 104.6
De. Ford 19/32 196 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
T. Samuel 15 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 61 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 61 0
T. Samuel 10 61 0 46
D. James 18 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 46 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 46 0
D. James 6 46 0 27
De. Ford 9 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 33 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 33 0
De. Ford 10 33 0 28
Q. Caldwell 82 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -9 0
Q. Caldwell 1 -9 0 -9
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Dubose 20 DB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 70 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 70 0
T. Dubose 4 70 0 22
Q. Caldwell 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 65 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 65 0
Q. Caldwell 4 65 0 27
T. Samuel 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 19 0
T. Samuel 2 19 0 15
A. Ruger 48 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 1 0
A. Ruger 2 1 0 1
J. Baxley 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Baxley 0 0 0 0
K. Cobb 38 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
K. Cobb 0 0 0 0
D. James 18 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 -3 0
D. James 1 -3 0 -3
Defense T-A SACK INT
B. Johnson 98 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0
D. Leonard 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
D. Leonard 1-0 1.0 0
T. Goodwin 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
T. Goodwin 1-0 1.0 0
D. Taylor 34 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
D. Taylor 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
T. Scandrett 14 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 0/0
SEASON FG XP
2/2 0/0
T. Scandrett 2/2 37 0/0 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Benjamin 45 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 34.1 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
7 34.1 1
C. Benjamin 7 34.1 1 45
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. James 18 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 5.0 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 5.0 5 0
D. James 1 5.0 5 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Dubose 20 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -1.0 -1 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 -1.0 0 0
T. Dubose 1 -1.0 -1 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Howard 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.3% 197 0 1 101.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.3% 197 0 1 101.7
A. Howard 18/32 197 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
H. Edwards 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
25 72 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
25 72 0
H. Edwards 25 72 0 14
D. Benn 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 30 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 30 1
D. Benn 5 30 1 27
R. Menard 87 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 10 0
R. Menard 1 10 0 10
J. Mims 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
J. Mims 2 9 0 7
A. Howard 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 -12 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 -12 1
A. Howard 5 -12 1 6
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Benn 9 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 57 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 57 0
D. Benn 3 57 0 33
D. Brown 30 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 46 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 46 0
D. Brown 4 46 0 27
R. Menard 87 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 31 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 31 0
R. Menard 4 31 0 16
S. Piro 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 20 0
S. Piro 2 20 0 12
D. Beard 42 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 18 0
D. Beard 2 18 0 12
H. Edwards 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 10 0
H. Edwards 1 10 0 10
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Davis 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Davis 1-0 1.0 0
M. Gaines 5 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Gaines 1-0 0.0 0
J. Mitchell 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
J. Mitchell 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
T. Merritt 61 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 0/0
SEASON FG XP
0/1 0/0
T. Merritt 0/1 0 0/0 0
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Merritt 61 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 39.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
5 39.0 1
T. Merritt 5 39.0 1 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Johnson 1 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 25.0 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 25.0 25 0
D. Johnson 1 25.0 25 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:49 SCST 29 1:16 4 -9 Punt
6:50 SCST 25 1:52 4 9 Punt
3:12 SCST 47 3:07 6 -12 End of quarter
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:44 SCST 17 2:42 7 44 Punt
4:19 SCST 29 2:06 5 10 Punt
1:10 SO 42 1:06 6 24 End of quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SCST 35 2:17 6 2 INT
10:10 SCST 33 2:10 3 -27 Punt
5:52 SCST 25 2:50 5 40 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:10 SCST 13 1:37 4 26 Punt
8:24 SCST 20 2:11 5 44
1:59 SCST 25 1:34 10 48
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 SO 32 2:58 12 39 FG Miss
10:25 SO 33 3:26 10 9 TD
4:50 SO 21 1:25 3 -1 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:58 SO 23 4:09 13 77 TD
7:54 SO 16 3:27 8 19 Punt
2:00 SO 26 0:42 3 32 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:33 SO 35 2:07 6 -34 SAFETY
7:59 SO 31 1:58 4 7 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SO 37 3:38 7 10 Punt
9:20 SO 45 0:47 3 5 Punt
6:07 SO 36 4:03 9 41
0:19 SO 27 0:00 1 -2 End of game