Josh Littles returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a score, Derrick Ponder threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score and Jackson State held off Tennessee State 49-44 on Saturday in a game that featured back-to-back kickoff returns for touchdowns.
The Saints are heading into their preseason finale Thursday night with a primary goal of sorting out their roster to be ready for the regular season just eleven days later. All teams must cut their rosters down to 53 players by 3 PM central time on Saturday, August 31st.
The Saints take on the Miami Dolphins Thursday night for the final pre-season game with a few remaining roster sports up for grabs. Fans get to watch up close as those fringe players take the field at the Superdome.
Beginning with the Sept. 28 home contest against UTEP, fans 21 and older, with a valid government-issued ID, will be able to purchase beer and light wine at eight different locations within the stadium.
The eight temporary party decks – four on each side of the videoboard – will feature awnings for shade, televisions, charging stations, fans and pub tables along with plenty of space for students to socialize and watch the game.
While Southern Miss continues fall camp with players competing for spots across the field, there’s no question who will lead the “Nasty Bunch” on defense.Linebacker Racheem Boothe returns for his junior season after four sacks and 48 tackles last year.
Southern Miss first-year offensive coordinator Buster Faulkner joined the Golden Eagles at a peak time for the wide receiver group.Preseason All-Conference USA receiver Quez Watkins returns for his junior season after leading USM with 72 catches for 889 yards and nine touchdowns last season.