Southern clinches spot in SWAC title game Southern clinches spot in SWAC title game Advocate staff 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 spring practice Wednesday. 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.