Start Lampley. Of the five quarterbacks active on the Jaguars’ roster, Sophomomre signal caller John Lampley has the most playing experience. The Kennesaw, GA native appeared in seven games last season, throwing 14-26 for 114 yards, while adding 118 yards on the ground. It will be crucial for Lampley (or whoever suits up at QB) to maintain control of the game.
*insert running back here* Running an up-tempo style offense, Southern can thrive without having an every down back. However, after back-to-back outstanding seasons from Lenard Tillery and Herb Edwards, whoever fills the starting tailback position has big shoes to fill. Expect redshirt sophomores Devon Benn and Darbbeon Profit is to make big contributions.
Anything but Secondary. The back end of the Jaguar defense will need to show up in order for Southern to pull of the victory. That’s not asking a lot, seeing that Preseason All-SWAC First Team selection senior safety Andrea Augustine and senior corner Demerio Houston lead a pass defense that recorded 54 pass breakups and ten interceptions a season ago.
The Bluff’s Big Three Last season, then-freshmen receivers Jamar Washington, Kendall Catalon, and Cameron Mackey combined for over 1,000 receiving yards. Now with a year under their belts, and bolstered by depth at the position, these wideouts should have chances to make more big plays.
Bring Extra Amps. Being the underdog traveling to a crowd of over 44,000 rowdy fans, it’s a great thing to have the Human Jukebox to take the attention of opposing fans (and maybe even players) off of the game.
Don’t Get Caught Up In The Media. TCU may be entering the game as a nationally ranked team, but the polls don’t determine the outcome of games; players and coaches do. What the media won’t tell you is that HBCUs have been catching FBS teams slipping in recent years. So remember, anything is possible.
Control the Clock. One cliché way to secure a victory is by having extended offensive possessions. Keeping the ball out of TCU’s hands limits their ability to put points on the board. Preseason All-SWAC First Team selection junior offensive lineman Jeremiah Abby and the offensive line look to dominate at the line of scrimmage, keeping the chains moving, and keeping the win attainable.
Look Good, Play Good. Southern already brought the heat with the addition of the new Under Armour uniforms and updated helmets. The on-field uni swag should boost the Jaguars ability to perform.