No. 20 Southeastern takes on another FBS test at FAU
No. 20/21 Southeastern (0-1) at FAU (1-1)
Sept. 10, 2022 | 5 p.m. (CST) | FAU Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla.
Series History: First Meeting
Last Meeting: n/a
Television: ESPN3 (Announcers: Frank Forte and Kris Bartels)
Radio: Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM, The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM (Announcers: Mark Willoughby, Harris Beall, Allen Waddell and Robbie Rhodes)
HAMMOND, La. – The No. 20/21 Southeastern Louisiana University football team will play its second straight road game versus an FBS opponent Saturday, traveling to FAU for a 5 p.m. (CST) contest at FAU Stadium.
The game between the Lions (0-1) and the host Owls will be televised live on ESPN3. The game can also be heard on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM, The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM) and online at www.kajun107.net.
One of six FCS teams to be ranked in the final top 25 in each of the past three seasons, SLU has been present in the top 25 for 27 consecutive weeks – the fifth-longest streak in the FCS.
The Lions wil be trying to bounce back from a 24-7 loss to UL Lafayette in last Saturday’s season opener. A 17-0 hole was too much for SLU to dig out of against a Ragin’ Cajun team that has FBS’ longest active winning streak (14 games). Southeastern finished minus-two in the turnover battle and committed eight penalties for 60 yards.
After giving up 10 points on the first two drives of the game, the Lion defense only allowed one touchdown the rest of the way, as UL Lafayette’s second touchdown of the contest came on a punt return.
Herman Christophe led the Lion defense with nine tackles. Jack Henderson contributed a sack, a breakup and a forced fumble to a SLU defensive effort that allowed seven points over the final three quarters. Brandon Barbee and Darrius Harry were also credited with sacks for the Lions.
In his first start under center, Cephus Johnson III was 22-for-34 for 149 yards and an interception, while also rushing 10 times for 48 yards. Carlos Washington Jr. led SLU with 57 yards and a score on 10 carries. Mannie Logan-Greene (five catches, 44 yards) and CJ Turner (3-46) were the top receivers for SLU.
Punter Austin Dunlap was the top performer on special teams for the Lions, averaging 47.3 yards per punt with a long of 61 on the way to being named Southland Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.
FAU opened the season with a 43-13 victory over Charlotte on Aug. 27. Last Saturday, the Owls saw their late rally fall just short in a 41-38 loss at Ohio.
N’Kosi Perry engineers a FAU offense that has averaged 473.0 yards and 40.5 points per contest. Perry has thrown for 620 yards and six touchdowns through two games.
Perry’s top targets are Jahmal Edrine (12 catches, 159 yards, two touchdowns) and Je’Quan Burton (7-151-2 TD). Larry McCammon has led the Owl rushing attack with 178 yards and a touchdown to his credit.
Armani Adams paces the FAU defense with 10 tackles, while Justin McKithen (1 INT) and Marion Krakue (3 TFL, 2 sacks) have been among the other top contributors on defense.
Southeastern will open a four-game home stand Saturday, Sept. 17, hosting Central Connecticut State for a 6 p.m. contest at Strawberry Stadium. The game versus CCSU will be televised on ESPN+ and can be heard on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM, The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM).
For ticket information, contact the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or visit www.LionSports.net. Southeastern will continue offering mobile ticketing as the primary source for securing tickets for the 2022-23 season. All tickets will be available via e-mail or text message in a PDF format for fans to download on their phone or print at home. Tickets can also be downloaded to Apple Wallet.
For more information on Southeastern Football, follow @LionUpFootball and @Coach_Scelfo on Twitter, like /SLUathletics on Facebook and subscribe to the SLUathletics YouTube channel.
TOUCHDOWN CLUB/S CLUB
Fans interested in becoming active supporters of the football program are encouraged to join the Touchdown Club. Lion football alums are encouraged to join the exclusive S Club, which is restricted to Southeastern athletic letter winners.
All membership fees and donations to both the Touchdown Club and S Club (football) are available for the exclusive use of the Southeastern football program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at email@example.com or (985) 549-5091 or visiting www.LionUp.com.
CLEAR BAG POLICY
Southeastern Athletics instituted a clear bag policy for all ticketed events, effective with the start of the 2018 football season. For more information on the clear bag policy, visit www.LionSports.net/clear.
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