New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-10-22 22:07:00 –
What is at stake
It may be premature to say that the season is out of balance, but the defeat here knocks out the South from the Western division race at the Southwest Athletics Conference. On the contrary, the victory pushes Jaguar back into the race, owns a tiebreaker with Prairie View, and next week has a chance to do the same in Archon. The Southern road schedule is complete and there are no more matches outside of Louisiana. This is an advantage that Jaguar needs to grab and squeeze. There should be enough homecoming juice to create a hostile environment and a residual impact on the entire home stretch of this important four game.
Southern CB Glen Brown vs Prairie View WR Jaron Howard: Brown is Southern’s top cover corner and will face the best Panthers receivers. Howard is easily the most dangerous, with 12 receptions and 4 TDs, averaging 28.3 yards per catch. Those numbers shout that Panther has gone deep into Howard many times, and Brown needs to stand on his toes. Southern may sometimes roll the safety to that side, but PVU has a powerful running game, so at some point Brown will be one-on-one with Howard. Jaguars Pass Rush needs to give him some help by influencing the QB Jawon Pass.
Jaguar: RB Kobe Dillon plays a breakout game and the Panthers defense is waiting for him. Don’t expect 18-wheel sized holes to appear like last week. However, Dillon runs at a toughness and speed that is unusual for freshmen. DE Tyran Nash has quietly put together a powerful season as an unknown defensive end behind potentially injured Jordan Lewis and Jalen Ivy. He needs to penetrate quickly with pass rush. Otherwise, the QB Jawon Pass will pull Southern apart.
Panthers: RB Lydemian Brooks makes the Panthers running game a success with a 5’8, 165 lb senior water bug. His elusiveness makes him especially dangerous in pass games where he has 11 catches. Jaguar defenders need to tackle tightly to secure him to the ground and knock him to the ground, but this wasn’t necessarily their strength. DL Jason Dumas, a product of St. James, is not hard to find. He is wearing number one and Jaguar has to deal with it to get the ball to work. He leads the team with six tackles due to loss, which may require several double teams.
Facts and numbers
Southern has won the last four meetings and six of the last seven. PVU won five games in a row from 2008 to 2012. … the Southern Defense has 46 tackles. … PVU only allows 7 sack in 6 games. … Southern defense allowed opponents to convert 47.4 third down chances (36-76). … PV enemies returned 12 out of 29 kickoffs on average 18 yards.
Numbers worth knowing
6: Number of takeaways from Prairie View defense this season.
10: Number of takeaways due to Southern Defense.
12: Number of Southern Red Zone touchdowns in 18 trials.
Forecast and why
Prairie View 38, Southern 33: Other than Troy, the Panthers are the best team Southern faces. The Jaguars showed improvement last week, but it’s becoming clear that they have won 2-1 against the three worst SWAC teams on the schedule. Director Eric Dooly is building a PV program and got the last piece of the puzzle with the QB Jawon Pass. Its multiple skills are too much to handle in Southern defense. Jaguar wins and moves the ball, but can’t keep up with the Panther machine rolling towards the West Division title showdown with Archon State University. Southern has a habit of self-harming many of the in-game troubles, averaging eight penalties per game.
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