Southern Jaguars football

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Southern Jaguars football
2016 Southern Jaguars football team
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First season 1916
Athletic director Roman Banks (interim)
Head coach Dawson Odums
4th year, 31–20 (.608)
Stadium Ace W. Mumford Stadium
Seating capacity 29,000
Field surface Artificial turf
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Conference SWAC
Division West
All-time record 557–340–28 (.617)
Bowl record 8–3 (.727)
Claimed nat'l titles 9 Black college football national championships (2 unclaimed)
Conference titles 19
Colors Columbia Blue and Gold[1]
Marching band Human Jukebox
Rivals Grambling State
Jackson State

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.



  • 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 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:

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