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Jags struggle in season opener, fall to Trojans 55-3

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Southern Jags at Troy.
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Published: Sep. 4, 2021 at 9:26 PM CDT
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TROY, Ala. (WAFB) - First-year head coach Jason Rollins and his Southern Jaguars struggled in the season opener against the Troy Trojans, falling 55-3.

The Jaguars struggled offensively, scoring only three points. They managed just 189 yards of total offense, with 108 of those coming through the air.

Troy got things going offensively in the first quarter by scoring 14 points. Troy Powell opened things up with a one-yard touchdown run to put the Trojans up 7-0. After a quick three-and-out by Southern, Troy put another six on the board with a six-play 69-yard drive as Tez Johnson scored on a 26-yard pass from Powell to make it 14-0.

Southern was able to manage three points in the second quarter on a 31-yard field foal from Martel Fontenot to make it 21-3.

The Trojans dominated defensively, holding the Jags offense to 3-for-11 on third down and picking off four passes.

Southern (0-1) will hold its home opener on Saturday, Sept. 11, against Miles College.

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