Football Bowl Subdivision

Southern wins MEAC/SWAC Challenge

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Stump Mitchell won his coaching debut at Southern University as the Jaguars rallied past Delaware State, 37-27, Sunday afternoon in the sixth annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge at the Citrus Bowl.

Corey Cushingberry's 64-yard punt return for a touchdown gave Southern a 30-27 lead with 4:43 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Following an interception by Jason House, Rashaun Allen scored on a 4-yard pass from Dray Joseph for the Jaguars' third straight touchdown of the quarter, which erased a 27-16 deficit.

Southern's win cut the SWAC's deficit in the series to 4-2.

The 50-year-old Mitchell spent 21 seasons as a player and assistant coach in the NFL.

09/05 16:51:43 ET