Southern Jaguars football

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Southern Jaguars football
AmericanFootball current event.svg 2021 Southern Jaguars football team
Southern Jaguars wordmark.png
First season1916
Athletic directorRoman Banks
Head coachJason Rollins
0 season, 0–0 (–)
Stadium A. W. Mumford Stadium
(capacity: 29,000)
Field surfaceArtificial turf
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Conference SWAC
DivisionWest
All-time record55734128 (.617)
Bowl record83 (.727)
Claimed national titles9 (Black College): 1948, 1949, 1950, 1954, 1960, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2003
Unclaimed national titles2 (Black College): 1975, 1998
Conference titles19
Rivalries Grambling State
Jackson State
ColorsColumbia blue and gold [1]
         
Marching bandHuman Jukebox
Website gojagsports.com
A. W. Mumford Stadium Ace W. Mumford Stadium (Baton Rouge, Louisiana).jpg
A. W. Mumford Stadium

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. The Jaguars started collegiate football in 1916, and played in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference before joining the SWAC in 1934.

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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.

History

Classifications

Conference memberships

Championships

Black college football national championships

Unclaimed national titles [2]

SWAC Championships

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Postseason

DateBowlOpponentScoreResult
Jan 1, 1942 Flower North Carolina A&T Aggies 12–14Loss
Dec 25, 1946 Yam Tuskegee Golden Tigers 64–7Win
Dec 25, 1947Yam Fort Valley State Wildcats 46–0Win
Dec 5, 1948 Fruit Bowl San Francisco State Gators 30–0Win
Dec 27, 1975 Pelican Bowl South Carolina State Bulldogs 15–12Win
Jan 1, 1994 Heritage Bowl South Carolina State Bulldogs 11–0Win
Dec 29, 1995Heritage Bowl Florida A&M Rattlers 30–25Win
Dec 31, 1996Heritage Bowl Howard Bison 24–27Loss
Dec 27, 1997Heritage Bowl South Carolina State Bulldogs 34–28Win
Dec 26, 1998Heritage Bowl Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 28–2Win
Dec 18, 1999Heritage Bowl Hampton Pirates 3–24Loss
Total11 8–3

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College Football Hall of Fame members

Alumni in the NFL

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

Over 70 Southern alumni have played in the NFL, [5] including:

See also

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References

  1. Southern University Style Guide (PDF). Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  2. "Southern Composite Championship Listing".
  3. SWAC Championships
  4. College Football Reference Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  5. Pro Football Reference