Scores

Final

Southern 33

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Florida A&M 27

(0-1, 0-1 home)

3:00 PM ET, September 1, 2007

Legion Field, BIRMINGHAM, AL

1 2 3 4 T
SOU 6 6 14 733
FAMU 7 13 0 727

Top Performers

Passing: B. Lee (SOU) - 215 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. Coates (SOU) - 10 CAR, 142 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: G. Landry (SOU) - 7 REC, 81 YDS, 1 TD

Jaguars 33, Rattlers 27

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Bryant Lee completed 22 of 29 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown and Darren Coates rushed for 142 yards and two scores to lead Southern University to a 33-27 victory over Florida A&M in the third annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge on Saturday.

The Jaguars (1-0) trailed 20-12 at halftime, but scored three touchdowns on their first four possessions of the second half to jump to a 33-20 lead. Lee put Southern in front 26-20 with a 3-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter and then Coates' 1-yard plunge early in the fourth made the score 33-20.

The Rattlers (0-1) were unable to overcome injuries to their top two quarterbacks. Backup Leon Camel played most of the first half because of a shoulder injury to starter Albert Chester. Camel then left the game with a foot injury in the third quarter, forcing Chester to return.

The Jaguars took the lead on their first offensive play of the game as Coates broke loose for a 90-yard touchdown run. FAMU answered with a 9-yard touchdown run from Camel and a 45-yard scoring run by Phillip Sylvester, giving the Rattlers a 14-6 lead with 6:05 left in the first half.

Southern cut the lead to 14-12 less than two minutes later on a 46-yard touchdown pass from Lee to Gerard Landry. Camel then connected with Javares Knight for a 40-yard touchdown pass to make the score 20-12 at the half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SOU
FAMU
1st Downs2021
Total Yards453438
Passing215244
Rushing238194
Penalties5-5313-95
3rd Down Conversions8-162-14
4th Down Conversions0-02-4
Turnovers34
Possession30:4429:16

Passing Leaders

Southern UniversityC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Lee22/292157.410-
Team0/100.000-
Florida A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Camel7/21944.511-
Chester14/231506.501-

Rushing Leaders

Southern UniversityCARYDSAVGTDLG
Coates1014214.2290
Lee18502.8122
Florida A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sylvester141017.2245
Arline7365.1013

Receiving Leaders

Southern UniversityRECYDSAVGTDLG
Landry78111.6146
Roberts3258.3020
Florida A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Funderburk55811.6020
Sylvester5408.0015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSOUFAMU
TD12:15DARREN COATES 90 YD RUN (MISSED KICK)
Drive info: 1 plays, 90 yards.
60
TD4:47LEON CAMEL 9 YD RUN (WESLEY TAYLOR KICK)
Drive info: 1 plays, 9 yards.
67
SECOND QUARTERSOUFAMU
TD6:05PHILLIP SYLVESTER 45 YD RUN (WESLEY TAYLOR KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 74 yards.
614
TD4:26GERARD LANDRY 46 YD PASS FROM BRYANT LEE (FAILED 2PT PASS)
Drive info: 4 plays, 63 yards.
1214
TD2:14JAVARES KNIGHT 40 YD PASS FROM LEON CAMEL (MISSED KICK)
Drive info: 6 plays, 78 yards.
1220
THIRD QUARTERSOUFAMU
TD12:46BRIAN THREAT 14 YD RUN (JOSH DURAN KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 68 yards.
1920
TD8:03BRYANT LEE 3 YD RUN (JOSH DURAN KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 24 yards.
2620
FOURTH QUARTERSOUFAMU
TD14:11DARREN COATES 1 YD RUN (JOSH DURAN KICK)
Drive info: 14 plays, 74 yards.
3320
TD0:16PHILLIP SYLVESTER 4 YD RUN (WESLEY TAYLOR KICK)
Drive info: 14 plays, 80 yards.
3327