Southern Jaguars football

The Southern Jaguars are the college football team representing the Southern University. The Jaguars play in NCAA Division I Football Championship as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). The Jaguars started collegiate football in 1916, and played in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference before joining the SWAC in 1934.

Southern Jaguars football
2021 Southern Jaguars football team
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First season1916
Athletic directorRoman Banks
Head coachEric Dooley
1st season, 0–0 (–)
StadiumA. W. Mumford Stadium
(capacity: 29,000)
Field surfaceArtificial turf
LocationBaton Rouge, Louisiana
ConferenceSWAC
DivisionWest
All-time record557–341–28 (.617)
Bowl record8–3 (.727)
Claimed national titles9 (Black College): 1948, 1949, 1950, 1954, 1960, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2003
Unclaimed national titles2 (Black College): 1975, 1998
Conference titles19
RivalriesGrambling State
Jackson State
ColorsColumbia blue and gold[1]
   
Marching bandHuman Jukebox
Websitegojagsports.com

Every year, they play their last regular season game against Grambling in the Bayou Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana, in late November. Another rivalry, dubbed the "Boombox Classic," is played between Jackson State and Southern yearly.

HistoryEdit

ClassificationsEdit

  • 1952–1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1973–1976: NCAA Division II
  • 1977: NCAA Division I
  • 1978–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference membershipsEdit

ChampionshipsEdit

Black College Football National ChampionshipsEdit

Year Coach National Championship Selectors Record
1948 Ace Mumford Associated Negro Press, Baltimore Afro-American, Pittsburgh Courier 12–0
1949 Associated Negro Press, Pittsburgh Courier 10–0–1
1950 Associated Negro Press, Pittsburgh Courier 10–0–1
1954 Atlanta Daily World, Pittsburgh Courier 10–1
1960 Atlanta Daily World, Associated Negro Press, Pittsburgh Courier 9–1
1993 Pete Richardson American Sports Wire, Black College Sports Report 11–1
1995 Atlanta Daily World, American Sports Wire, American Urban Radio Networks 11–1
1997 Atlanta Daily World, American Sports Wire 11–1
2003 Atlanta Daily World, American Sports Wire, American Urban Radio Networks,
Black College Sports Page, Dr. Cavil's Classic Cuts–Major Division Poll
12–1

Conference ChampionshipsEdit

Southern has won 19 conference championships, with all of them coming in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, 12 outright and 7 shared.

Season Conference Coach Overall record Conference record
1937† Southwestern Athletic Conference Ace Mumford 4–4–1
1938† 7–1–1
1940† 8–1 5–1
1946 9–2–1 6–0
1947 10–2 7–0
1948 12–0 7–0
1949 10–0–1 6–0–1
1950 10–0–1 7–0
1955 7–2–1 6–1
1959 8–2 7–0
1960 9–1 6–1
1966† Robert E. Smith 6–2–1 4–2–1
1975† Charles Bates 9–3 4–2
1993 Pete Richardson 11–1 7–0
1997 11–1 6–1
1998 11–1 8–0
1999 11–2 4–0
2003 12–1 6–1
2013 Dawson Odums 9–4 7–2
Conference Championships: 19

† Co-champions

Division championshipsEdit

Year Division Coach Opponent CG result
2000 SWAC West Pete Richardson Jackson State W 31–30
2003† Alabama State W 20–9
2004 Alabama State L 35–40
2013 Dawson Odums Jackson State W 34–27
2014 Alcorn State L 24–38
2018 Alcorn State L 28–37
2019 Alcorn State L 24–39
Division Championships 7

† Co-champions

PostseasonEdit

Date Bowl Opponent Score Result
Jan 1, 1942 Flower North Carolina A&T Aggies 12–14 Loss
Dec 25, 1946 Yam Tuskegee Golden Tigers 64–7 Win
Dec 25, 1947 Yam Fort Valley State Wildcats 46–0 Win
Dec 5, 1948 Fruit Bowl San Francisco State Gators 30–0 Win
Dec 27, 1975 Pelican Bowl South Carolina State Bulldogs 15–12 Win
Jan 1, 1994 Heritage Bowl South Carolina State Bulldogs 11–0 Win
Dec 29, 1995 Heritage Bowl Florida A&M Rattlers 30–25 Win
Dec 31, 1996 Heritage Bowl Howard Bison 24–27 Loss
Dec 27, 1997 Heritage Bowl South Carolina State Bulldogs 34–28 Win
Dec 26, 1998 Heritage Bowl Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 28–2 Win
Dec 18, 1999 Heritage Bowl Hampton Pirates 3–24 Loss
Total 11 8–3

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College Football Hall of Fame membersEdit

Alumni in the NFLEdit

Southern has three alumni that has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Over 70 Southern alumni have played in the NFL,[3] including:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Southern University Style Guide (PDF). Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  2. ^ College Football Reference Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Pro Football Reference

External linksEdit