Scores

Final

Southern 37

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Delaware State 27

(0-1, 0-1 home)

Coverage: ESPN

12:00 PM ET, September 5, 2010

Florida Citrus Bowl, ORLANDO, FL

1 2 3 4 T
SOU 0 16 0 2137
DSU 7 12 8 027

Top Performers

Passing: A. Glaud (DSU) - 198 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Nzekwe (SOU) - 15 CAR, 98 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: L. Moore (DSU) - 2 REC, 92 YDS, 1 TD

Southern U. 37, Delaware St. 27

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Dray Joseph threw for 162 yards and a touchdown and Southern scored 21 fourth-quarter points for a 37-27 victory against Delaware State on Sunday in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge at the Florida Citrus Bowl.

The victory gave Southern coach Stump Mitchell a successful debut as Jaguars coach and the Southwestern Athletic Conference its second victory in the series with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Southern registered the other victory with a 2007 win over Florida A&M.

Joseph, a freshman, was pressed into his first start when Southern's Jermia McGinty was sideline with what the team called body cramps. Joseph accounted for two of the three Jaguars' fourth quarter scores as Southern erased a 27-16 deficit.

Joseph's 5-yard run cut to 27-23 with 7:59 remaining. Southern took a 30-27 lead with 4:43 left on Corey Cushingberry's 64-yard punt return.

Jason House's 23-yard interception set up Joseph's 4-yard TD toss to Rashuan Allen with 1:53 left.

Sylveste Nzekwe led the Jaguars with 98 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown.

Delaware State led 19-16 at halftime behind two long touchdowns by Larrone Moore. He scored on an 85-yard pass from Anthony Gluad and a 90-yard kickoff return.

Nick Elko's 38-yard pass to Justin Williams five minutes into the third quarter put Delaware State up 27-16.

Southern's defense took control after that, holding the Hornets without a first down on their next five possessions.

Gluad threw for 198 yards and two touchdowns for the Hornets.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SOU
DSU
1st Downs2315
Total Yards394320
Passing236243
Rushing15877
Penalties10-906-32
3rd Down Conversions7-152-9
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers12
Possession33:4526:15

Passing Leaders

Southern UniversityC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Joseph12/211627.710
Delaware StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Glaud7/1719811.621

Rushing Leaders

Southern UniversityCARYDSAVGTDLG
Nzekwe15986.5116
Hollimon16462.9023
Delaware StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones11534.8024
Glaud10292.9015

Receiving Leaders

Southern UniversityRECYDSAVGTDLG
Allen46416.0033
Hollimon44711.8016
Delaware StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moore29246.0185
Jackson25829.0147

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSOUDSU
TD11:08Darius Jackson 11 Yd Pass From Anthony Glaud (Mario Diaz-Aviles Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERSOUDSU
TD14:05Javon Jordan 9 Yd Pass From Jeremiah McGinty (William Griswold Kick) 77
TD12:24Larrone Moore 85 Yd Pass From Anthony Glaud (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 713
TD03:24Sylvester Nzekwe 1 Yd Run (William Griswold Kick) 1413
TD03:11Larrone Moore 90 Yd Kickoff Return (Pat Failed) 1419
DC03:11Anthony Wells 0 Yd Off A Blocked Extra Point 1619
THIRD QUARTERSOUDSU
TD10:50Justin Wilson 38 Yd Pass From Nick Elko (Nick Elko Run For Two-Point Conversion) 1627
FOURTH QUARTERSOUDSU
TD07:59Dray Joseph 5 Yd Run (William Griswold Kick) 2327
TD04:43Corey Cushingberry 64 Yd Punt Return (William Griswold Kick) 3027
TD01:53Rashaun Allen 4 Yd Pass From Dray Joseph (William Griswold Kick) 3727