At times it wasn’t pretty, but very effective. Regardless of how it looked, following their 31-3 win over Arkansas State, the South Alabama Jaguars won their 6th game of the season and have earned a bid to a bowl game.
The Jaguars started out fast. Running Back La’Damian Webb broke off a 69 yard run on the first play of the game. Four plays later, Webb punched it in from the 3 for the first of his three touchdowns on the day.
South Alabama went 3 & out on their next two possessions, and their next possession only lasted two plays, but that’s because Carter Bradley connected with Jalen Wayne for a 49 yard touchdown and a 14-0 lead.
So while the offense was inconsistent, but explosive the South Alabama defense was downright dominating. The Jags defense allowed 98 total 1st Half yards. They held Arkansas State to -23 rushing yards, sacked the quarterback three times, which included a safety.
Overall, the Red Wolves had 158 total yards and were shutout in the 2nd Half.
South Alabama only scored twice in the 2nd Half, but did put together two long drives. The first one was 13 plays and 61 yards and they capped off the game with an 11 play, 52 yard drive. All 11 plays were Webb running plays, who scored touchdowns on both 2nd Half drives.
It may have taken a few extra days, but South Alabama put their tough loss and poor performance against Troy behind them for a complete team win. The Jaguars trail Troy by 1.5 games in the Sun Belt East and will need a Trojans loss to claim a Division Title.
If last week against Troy was considered an “earned loss” by Head Coach Kane Wommack, they’ll need an “earned win” this week vs a very tough Georgia Southern in Statesboro. A win the Jaguars will need to stay in the division race.
But for now it’s time to celebrate. The South Alabama Jaguars will play a 13th game this season. At least…