2 Jay McDowell
2 Jay McDowell
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Covington, La.
High School: Covington HS
Position: QB

2014 - McDowell made four starts in six appearances for the Green and Gold. Finished 64 yards on 37 carries (1.7 yards per carry), 14 of 35 passing for 303 yards, two touchdowns (one rushing, one passing), and a pass efficiency rating of 105.01...  Threw for a season high 118 yards in the season opener against Emporia State... McDowell did suffer an injury against Nebraska-Kearny that prevented him from seeing the field in five games.

2013 - Earned All-MIAA honorable mention honors at quarterback starting all 10 games under center as he ranked second on the team in rushing with 788 yards on 142 carries, an average of 5.5 yards and led the team with nine rushing touchdowns...Threw for 855 yards through the air completing 49-of-87 passes (56.3 %) and five touchdowns and three interceptions....Ran for a season-high 225 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown in Southern's win at home over Central Missouri...Threw for a season-best 232 yards on 10-of-11 passing through the air and two touchdowns in Southern's season-opening win at home over Central Oklahoma.

2012 - McDowell played in seven games at quarterback as a true freshman completing 8-of-15 passes for 152 yards while rushing 22 times for 172 yards and a touchdown. Passed for a season-high 110 yards on 6-of-11 passing at Lindenwood. Rushed for a season-high 106 yards on 9 carries in Southern's homecoming victory over South Dakota School of Mines, including a 80-yard touchdown run, a season-long run by a Lion. Rushed for 40 yards while passing for 37 yards in Lion debut at Central Missouri.

Prior to Southern - McDowell comes to Southern after helping lead Covington (La.) High School to a 7-4 record this past season and a trip to the Louisiana State High School Playoffs ... this past season, McDowell rushed for 498 yards and threw for 356 yards ... in his career, he has 908 yards passing and 1062 yards rushing at Covington ... an All-District selection at quarterback and athlete, he was a team captain and named his team's Offensive MVP ... He was also named one of the Top 100 players by LA Magazine.