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Monday Morning Rewind: Southern

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern quarterback Austin Howard carries the ball past Alcorn State's Corey Williams in Saturday's game.

Coming up Southern (2-3, 1-1) plays its first Southwestern Athletic Conference home game when it meets Arkansas-Pine Bluff for homecoming at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in A.W. Mumford Stadium. The Golden Lions are 1-3 and 0-2 after a 33-30 overtime loss at home to Jackson State last Saturday. Last season, Lenard Tillery rushed for 136 yards and a… Continue reading →

East: Southern has reasons to believe it’s much better than it looked in loss at Alcorn State

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Willie Quinn (25) runs the ball along the Alcorn State sideline on a 76-yard kickoff return, Saturday, Sept. 27, in Lorman, Ms.

LORMAN, Miss. — Southern survived September. It might be fair to add the qualifier “barely” in the wake of the 56-16 thrashing that Alcorn State administered to the Jaguars on Saturday in Spinks-Casem Stadium. The Braves are one of the best teams in the Southwestern Athletic Conference and may prove to be the best. As… Continue reading →

Southeastern thumps Incarnate Word

Southeastern quarterback Bryan Bennett runs for a touchdown in the first quarter against University of Incarnate Word Saturday at Benson Stadium in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public Info)

SAN ANTONIO — Southeastern Louisiana did not care who the opponent was, the Lions wanted to return to feeling good about themselves. And boy, were they feeling good Saturday night. Southeastern set a single-game record for rushing touchdowns and also set its Southland Conference mark for most points, rolling to a 63-7 victory over… Continue reading →

Louisiana-Monroe edges Troy on late field goal

MONROE — Justin Manton knocked home a 29-yard field goal with 2:08 remaining as Louisiana-Monroe edged Troy 22-20 in a Sun Belt Conference game Saturday night. The field goal was Manton’s third in a tight game that saw four lead changes — two in the final quarter. The Warhawks (3-1, 2-0) had jumped out… Continue reading →

Johnson: A puzzling start for the Ragin’ Cajuns

Associated Press photo by Rogelio V. SolisLouisiana-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway is tackled by Ole Miss defensive lineman Bryon Bennett, left, and linebacker Deterrian Shackelford earlier this season.

One of Louisiana-Lafayette football coach Mark Hudspeth’s favorite analogies — and if I’ve learned anything covering this team for two months, it’s that Hudspeth loves analogies — is looking at his team as if it were a puzzle. It’s a great way to simplify something that is incredibly complex. As much as armchair quarterbacks are loath to admit,… Continue reading →

Southeastern looks to regain swagger as Southland play begins

Southeastern Louisiana Public Information photo by Randy Bergeron -- Southeastern Louisiana running back Rasheed Harrell drives into the end zone past Stephen F. Austin defenders, from left, Lance Skyler, Trey Vallier and Collin Garrett last season.

HAMMOND — Southeastern Louisiana football coach Ron Roberts tried to convey the message to his team before the season began about the potential pitfalls of their past success. With shiny new credentials that included the school’s first gleaming Southland Conference championship, first home FCS playoff victory and one-point quarterfinal loss, the Lions would no… Continue reading →

Louisiana Tech’s Skip Holtz says Auburn better than last year

Associated Press file photo by ORLIN WAGNER -- Louisiana Tech coach Skip Holtz adjusts his headset as the Bulldogs play at Kansas in September 2013.

AUBURN, Ala. — Louisiana Tech coach Skip Holtz has studied Auburn’s game film from both this season and last, and comes away far more impressed with the 2014 version of the Tigers. “We have watched a lot of film from 2013, and I do not think it is close how much better they are this year than what they… Continue reading →

Cajuns defense turning up the heat

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWE -- Univesity of Louisiana at Lafayette defensive coordinator James Willis during preseason practice at the Cajuns' practice field.

While the overall defensive performance against Boise State last week still left much to be desired, the Ragin’ Cajuns were at least able to take one positive note away to build on. They were finally making plays behind the opponents’ line of scrimmage. Early in the game, as Boise State was moving the ball at will against his… Continue reading →

Around the state: A look at Saturday’s football matchups

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- UL-Monroe coach Todd Berry talks to an official during the first quarter of a game at LSU on Sept. 13.

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Estes Stadium (9,000), Conway, Ark. TV: Southland Conference Network SERIES: Central Arkansas leads 6-2. STAT THAT MATTERS: Nicholls State has been outscored 143-12 in the first two quarters this season. NOTES: Following a 77-3 loss to North Texas last weekend, Nicholls State has now been outscored… Continue reading →

Is Southern-Alcorn a SWAC title game preview?

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Willie Quinn is tackled by Northwestern State's Sylvester Grimble on Sept. 13, at A.W. Mumford Stadium.

It has been 11 months since a football team from the Southwestern Athletic Conference has beaten Southern. Five consecutive SWAC opponents have lost to the Jaguars, including Jackson State in the conference title game last December and Prairie View in Southern’s league opener last week. The last SWAC team to defeat the Jaguars was Alcorn State,… Continue reading →

Southern at Alcorn State: Four downs

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Freshman quarterback Austin Howard takes a snap from sophomore center Terrell Lee during practice Aug. 5.

Alcorn can’t be sure just how Southern is going to use its quarterbacks. Austin Howard will play, probably will start and might even go the distance. But the wild card is Deonte Shorts, who started the first three games while splitting time with Howard. The Jaguars played Howard the whole way last week after Shorts… Continue reading →

Around the state: A look at Saturday’s football matchups

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- UL-Monroe coach Todd Berry talks to an official during the first quarter of a game at LSU on Sept. 13.

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Estes Stadium (9,000), Conway, Ark. TV: Southland Conference Network SERIES: Central Arkansas leads 6-2. STAT THAT MATTERS: Nicholls State has been outscored 143-12 in the first two quarters this season. NOTES: Following a 77-3 loss to North Texas last weekend, Nicholls State has now been outscored… Continue reading →

Mac Marshall, top LSU baseball recruit, withdraws from school, will attend junior college

Gwinnett (Ga.) Daily Post photo -- Mac Marshall

Hard-throwing left-hander Mac Marshall, the headliner of LSU’s top-ranked 2014 signing class, withdrew from school this week and will attend a junior college next season. The school announced the move in a statement Friday night. Marshall confirmed to The Advocate that next year he’ll attend Chipola College, a junior college in Marianna, Florida. Chipola College… Continue reading →

Southeastern’s Jacob Newman stays humble, keeps expectations high

Photo by Randy Bergergon/SLU sports information -- Southeastern's Jacob Newman

HAMMOND — When Southeastern Louisiana senior defensive end Jacob Newman learned of his selection to the All-Southland Conference’s preseason first team, the distinction barely registered on his radar. “The preseason doesn’t mean a whole lot,” he said. “It’s kind of like coach (Ron Roberts) says: ‘If you have potential, that means you haven’t done anything with… Continue reading →

Cajuns notebook: Mark Hudspeth eyes more tweaks to the secondary

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth

The Louisiana-Lafayette football coaching staff has been searching for the right mixture of personnel in the secondary all season, and it appears another arrangement will get a chance next week against Georgia State. Coach Mark Hudspeth said he planned to use the extra time afforded by the Cajuns’ open date to consider making some personnel changes or tweaks… Continue reading →

Versatile Hendrick Taylor steps forward for Alcorn State

Southern Mississippi's Markese Triplett (23) attempts to get past Alcorn State's Hendrick Taylor (30) during an NCAA college football game in Hattiesburg, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The Hattiesburg American, Kelly Price) The Associated Press

Playing in a star-studded secondary such as Alcorn State’s can make it hard to stand out above the crowd with distinguished play. Despite his role as a non-starter, senior Hendrick Taylor has managed to earn the acclaim of his peers and coaching staff with exemplary play and leadership, playing both safety and nickelback. “He’s a very… Continue reading →

On three-game skid, Cajuns in unfamiliar territory

Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway (8) hands off the ball to running back Elijah McGuire (15) during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Boise State in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Boise State won 34-9. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger) ORG XMIT: IDOK114

The last three games for Louisiana-Lafayette have resulted in the first three-game losing streak under coach Mark Hudspeth. That’s unfamiliar territory for a program that came from the Sun Belt Conference cellar-dweller before Hudspeth’s arrival, to three consecutive bowl wins and unanimous preseason conference favorites in 2014 with giant expectations. Those expectations have largely gone… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns coaches will spend open weekend recruiting

Advocate photo by LEE CELANO --  UL-Lafayette Mark Hudspeth greets fans as he arrives for the Jaguars' season opener against Southern on Aug. 30. With an open date this weekend, Hudpseth and his assistants will be out and about, catching up with commitments and scouting other potential recruits.

With no game to prepare for this weekend, many members of the UL-Lafayette coaching staff hit the open road Wednesday night. They’re not going on vacation. Ragin’ Cajuns coaches use the open date to hit the recruiting trail, visiting recruits Thursday, Friday and Saturday. “That’s where we’ve made our hay in the last few years,” coach Mark Hudspeth… Continue reading →

Southern linebacker Roshaud Turner moving up fast

Associated Press photo by Jay Sailors -- Southern linebacker Roshaud Turner, left, and kicker Greg Pittman celebrate after defeating Alabama State last season in Montgomery, Ala.

Linebacker Roshaud Turner went from scout team player to starter in two years. Turner got his first career start against Prairie View on Saturday in place of linebacker Javon Allen, who recently had surgery on a hand injury. Turner finished second on the team in tackles with 12 total (eight solo) in the win.… Continue reading →

No. 14 Kentucky volleyball downs LSU in four games

Playing at home for the first time all season, the LSU volleyball team turned in a strong performance early, but could not contain the 14th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats late, falling four sets, 22-25, 25-23, 20-25, 17-25 Wednesday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. After splitting the first two sets 1-1, LSU (5-5, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) found it… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana shifts focus to Incarnate Word

Photo by RANDY BERGERON/SLU Public Information -- Southeast Missouri defenders Tim Hamm-Bey and Justin Elias chase down Southeastern wide receiver Devante Scott on a 62-yard gain in the first quarter Saturday at Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

HAMMOND — When quarterback Bryan Bennett scored on a 22-yard run and Ryan Adams added the extra point for a 23-17 lead against Southeast Missouri last week, Southeastern Louisiana was just under three minutes away from a hard-fought road win. Then the Lions defense took the field and never returned to the sideline.… Continue reading →

Open date will ‘be beneficial’ for Cajuns

The open week effect wasn’t lost on Ragin’ Cajuns senior quarterback Terrance Broadway as he answered questions following a light practice Tuesday evening. “We’d still be out there right now,” Broadway said. Tuesdays are normally the Cajuns’ longest practice of the week, but without a game to prepare for this weekend the players spent… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns expect wide receiver Jamal Robinson to make quick return

Barring a major setback in the rehab process, Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth said he expects wide receiver Jamal Robinson will be in the lineup when the Ragin’ Cajuns take on Georgia State next Saturday. Hudspeth called Robinson a fast healer and said the expected return coming before Robinson’s expected four-week absence is… Continue reading →