All four Southern players who were questionable for the Jaguars game against Jackson State on Saturday in A.W. Mumford Stadium will not play.
Linebackers Demetrius Carter (leg) and Calvin Lunkin (knee) and cornerbacks Jamar Mitchell (hamstring) and Ki-Jana Curtus (shoulder) did not dress out.
Martin Henry will start in Carter’s place and Alfred Palomino will back him up in place of Lunkin.
Demerio Houston will start in place of Curtis for the second consecutive week. Wide receiver Justin Morgan will back him up for the second consecutive week. Mitchell has yet to place this season.
It’s the home opener for Southern (1-1 and 1-0 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference). The Tigers (0-2) are playing their SWAC opener.
The game, which is sold out, kicks off at 5:02 p.m. and will be streamed live on ESPN3 and the watchESPN app. It will be broadcast on a tape delay on ESPNU shortly after its conclusion.
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