Quarles 2 TDs carry Southern past Alabama A&M, 20-10

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gary Quarles caught a touchdown pass and ran for the game-winning score early in the third quarter as Southern posted a 20-10 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday.

The Jaguars opened the game with a seven-play, 68-yard drive capped by Quarles' 17-yard pass from Harold Blood. The teams traded second-quarter field goals to make it 10-3 at intermission. After Alabama A&M fumbled its second possession of the third quarter, Quarles ran it in from the 9 for a 17-3 lead.

Blood finished 14-of-24 passing for 202 yards and a touchdown for Southern (1-2). Quarles carried it 18 times for 47 yards and had a pair of catches for 17 yards.

Quincy Casey was 19 of 39 for 228 yards with an interception for Alabama A&M (1-2). Terrell Gardner caught six passes for 78 yards.


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