Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Mississippi Valley State quarterback Patrick Ivy (9) is swarmed by Southern's Bradley Coleman (84), Aaron Tiller (94), and Mikale Jenkins (95), Saturday, Nov. 15, at A.W. Mumford Stadium.

Southern linebacker/fullback Brian McCain said the Bayou Classic is "It's the championship before the championship, Christmas before Christmas." What did the Jaguars football team do to set up the big matchup? Listen to "The Advocate's Southern University Podcast" with Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff and Advocate sportswriter Les East. Click here to listen to the podcast.