Southern Jaguars football

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Southern Jaguars football
2019 Southern Jaguars football team
Southern Jaguars wordmark.png
First season1916
Athletic directorRoman Banks
Head coachDawson Odums
6th season, 45–27 (.625)
StadiumA. W. Mumford Stadium
(Capacity: 29,000)
Field surfaceArtificial turf
LocationBaton Rouge, Louisiana
All-time record557–341–28 (.617)
Bowl record8–3 (.727)
Claimed nat'l titles9 Black college football national championships (2 unclaimed)
Conference titles19
RivalriesGrambling State
Jackson State
ColorsColumbia Blue and Gold[1]
Marching bandHuman Jukebox

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.

Every year, they play their last regular season game against Grambling in the Bayou Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana in late November.



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

Conference memberships[edit]


Black college football national championships
SWAC Championships



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


College Football Hall of Fame members[edit]

Alumni in the NFL[edit]

Over 70 Southern alumni have played in the NFL,[4] including:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Southern University Style Guide (PDF). Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  2. ^ SWAC Championships
  3. ^ College Football Reference Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Pro Football Reference

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