NFL Network Picks Up Hot South Alabama Jaguars
The good times continue to roll for the South Alabama Jaguars. Less than 48 hours after their first Sun Belt Conference victory of the season 20-17 over the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, it was announced Monday morning, the Jaguars game against ULM on October 15 has been picked up by the NFL Network. To accommodate television the game has been moved from 4P to 6P Central Time.
The Jaguars are off to their best start in program history winning four of their first five games. Their lone loss was a one-point decision, 32-31 to UCLA on September 17th.
South Alabama is currently one of two Sun Belt teams ranked in the Top 5, both offensively and defensively. Newcomer James Madison leads the conference in points scored per game, 44.8 and points allowed per game, 13.8. The Jaguars are averaging 35 points on offense while only allowing 20.4 points on defense.
South Alabama is among the nation’s leaders in Time of Possession, ranking 16th in the NCAA, holding on to the ball for 32 minutes per game.
The Jaguars will enjoy an off-week before the ULM game which is followed by the annual ‘Battle for the Belt’, when they host their rival the Troy Trojans on Thursday October 20th at 6:30P CT. That game will be televised nationally on ESPN U.