Southern clinches spot in SWAC title game Southern clinches spot in SWAC title game Advocate file photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Southern coach Dawson Odums talks with his players during a Nov. 1 game against Texas Southern at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston. The Jaguars begin their season at 6 p.m. Saturday at Louisiana-Lafayette. Advocate staff report Nov. 13, 2013 Comments The Southern football team is heading back to Houston. Thanks to Alcorn State’s 50-35 victory Thursday night against Prairie View, Southern clinched the SWAC West Division title and earned a spot in the league championship game Dec. 7 at Houston’s Reliant Stadium. It’ll be the Jaguars’ first appearance in the title game since 2004 (a 40-35 loss to Alabama State), and they’ll be seeking their first crown since ’03. Southern is 5-4 overall and 5-2 in conference play in coach Dawson Odums’ first full season. The Jaguars visit Alabama State (6-3, 6-1) at 1 p.m. Saturday.