The South Alabama Jaguar football team played their first scrimmage of the season Saturday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
Defensive end Randy Allen led the Jaguars defense with seven tackles and three sacks. The defensive unit totaled nine sacks and seven other tackles for a loss on the day.
Wide receivers Sa’Mory Collier and Jordan McCray stood out on the offensive side. The two combined for five receptions, 118 yards, and three of USA’s eight touchdowns.
Coach Joey Jones liked what he saw offensively but says the team needs to execute better as the season inches closer in order to compete with SEC teams.
The biggest hurdle he believes the team faces on offense is the lack of protection for the quarterback. Jones says he is concerned that the team will not be able to sustain drives if they allow the quarterback to be sacked for a loss. However, this bodes well for the team’s defense as pass rushers were able to come away with big plays. The head coach plans on choosing a starting quarterback in the next two weeks.
The Jaguars will play their first game against Mississippi State on September 1st.