2016 South Alabama Jaguars football team

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2016 South Alabama Jaguars football
South Alabama Jaguars wordmark.svg
Arizona Bowl, L 21–45 vs. Air Force
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
2016 record6–7 (2–6 Sun Belt)
Head coachJoey Jones (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorBryant Vincent (2nd as OC, 5th overall season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorKane Wommack (1st season)
Home stadiumLadd–Peebles Stadium
(Capacity: 33,471)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Appalachian State +   7 1         10 3  
Arkansas State +   7 1         8 5  
Troy   6 2         10 3  
Idaho   6 2         9 4  
Louisiana–Lafayette   5 3         6 7  
Georgia Southern   4 4         5 7  
Louisiana–Monroe   3 5         4 8  
South Alabama   2 6         6 7  
Georgia State   2 6         3 9  
New Mexico State   2 6         3 9  
Texas State   0 8         2 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 South Alabama Jaguars football team represented the University of South Alabama in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Jaguars played their home games at Ladd–Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, and competed in the Sun Belt Conference. They were led by head coach Joey Jones, who was in his eighth year with the team. They finished the season 6–7, 2–6 in Sun Belt play to finish in a three-way tie for eighth place. They were invited to the Arizona Bowl where they lost to Air Force.

Schedule[edit]

South Alabama announced its 2016 football schedule on March 3, 2016. The 2016 schedule consists of 6 home and away games in the regular season. The Jaguars will host Sun Belt foes Georgia Southern, Georgia State, New Mexico State, and Troy, and will travel to Arkansas State, Idaho, Louisiana–Lafayette, and Louisiana–Monroe. South Alabama will skip out on two Sun Belt teams this season, Appalachian State and Texas State.[1]

The team will play four non–conference games, two home games against Nicholls State from the Southland Conference and San Diego State from the Mountain West Conference, and two road games against Louisiana State (LSU) and Mississippi State both from the Southeastern Conference (SEC). On October 13, 2016, LSU canceled its game against the Jaguars on November 19 due to scheduling issues after Hurricane Matthew.[2][3] On October 15, 2016, the Jaguars announced they will host the Presbyterian Blue Hose on November 19; the Blue Hose's game with Florida on that day was also canceled under the same circumstances.[4]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 311:00 a.m.at Mississippi State*SECNW 21–2057,075
September 106:00 p.m.Georgia SouthernASNL 9–2417,691
September 176:00 p.m.at Louisiana–LafayetteESPN3L 23–2819,208
September 246:00 p.m.Nicholls State*
  • Ladd–Peebles Stadium
  • Mobile, AL
ESPN3W 41–40 OT13,086
October 17:00 p.m.No. 19 San Diego State*
  • Ladd–Peebles Stadium
  • Mobile, AL
ESPNewsW 42–2414,741
October 156:00 p.m.at Arkansas StateESPN3L 7–1722,277
October 206:30 p.m.Troy
ESPNUL 21–2830,837
October 294:00 p.m.Georgia State
  • Ladd–Peebles Stadium
  • Mobile, AL
ESPN3W 13–1011,565
November 54:00 p.m.at Louisiana–MonroeESPN3L 35–42 OT16,073
November 196:00 p.m.Presbyterian*
  • Ladd–Peebles Stadium
  • Mobile, AL
ESPN3W 31–711,017
November 262:30 p.m.at IdahoASNL 31–389,049
December 312:00 p.m.New Mexico State
  • Ladd–Peebles Stadium
  • Mobile, AL
ESPN3W 35–2814,812
December 303:30 PMvs. Air Force*ASNL 21–4533,868
Schedule Source:[5]

Game summaries[edit]

at Mississippi State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0 0 7 14 21
Bulldogs 7 10 3 0 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2014 MSU, 35–3

Georgia Southern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 10 0 7 7 24
Jaguars 3 3 0 3 9
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2015 GSU, 55–17

at Louisiana–Lafayette[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0 7 7 9 23
Ragin' Cajuns 6 3 13 6 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 2015 ULL, 32–25

Nicholls State[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
Colonels 0 23 3 86 40
Jaguars 7 17 3 77 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2012 USA, 9–3

San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Aztecs 6 10 8 0 24
Jaguars 14 0 7 21 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2015 USA, 34–27 OT

at Arkansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0 0 0 7 7
Red Wolves 0 14 3 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–4 2015 ASU, 49–31

Troy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 7 6 0 15 28
Jaguars 14 7 0 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 2015 USA, 24–18

Georgia State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 3 0 7 0 10
Jaguars 0 3 0 10 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2 2015 GSU, 24–10

at Louisiana–Monroe[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
Jaguars 7 7 14 70 35
Warhawks 7 7 7 147 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2013 USA, 36–14

Presbyterian[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Hose 0 0 7 0 7
Jaguars 7 14 0 20 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Idaho[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 7 14 7 3 31
Vandals 14 10 7 7 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2015 USA, 52–45

New Mexico State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 0 7 7 14 28
Jaguars 7 0 7 21 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

vs. Air Force–Arizona Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 14 7 0 0 21
Falcons 3 18 17 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JAGUAR FOOTBALL COMPLETED 2016 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED" (Press release). University of South Alabama Department of Athletics. March 3, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "LSU vs Florida Rescheduled After Hurricane Matthew". Bleacher Report. October 13, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  3. ^ "SOUTH ALABAMA FOOTBALL GAME AT LSU CANCELLED" (Press release). University of South Alabama Department of Athletics. October 13, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  4. ^ "JAG FOOTBALL TO HOST PRESBYTERIAN ON NOV. 19". University of South Alabama Department of Athletics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  5. ^ "2016 South Alabama Jaguars Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 11, 2016.