NCAAF Game Recap - South Alabama at Southern Miss
Thu Sep 3, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

C Ark
35
UAB
45
F
SoAl
32
SMiss
21
F
E Ky
0
Marsh
59
F
MidTN
0
Army
42
F
SMU
31
TxSt
24
F
HBU
31
NorTx
57
F
ArkSt
24
Mem
37
F
SFA
14
UTEP
24
F
BYU
55
Navy
3
F

Sep 3, 2020, 9:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

South Alabama (1-0)

13

0

10

9

32

Southern Miss (0-1)

0

10

3

8

21

South Alabama tops Southern Miss for 1st road win since 2017
Fri Sep 4, 2020 12:53 AM

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Desmond Trotter threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns, Jalen Tolbert had 169 yards receiving and two scores, and South Alabama beat Southern Mississippi 32-21 on Thursday night for its first road victory since 2017.

South Alabama, which had five combined wins in its last two seasons, snapped a 15-game road losing streak.

Tolbert highlighted the first half with a 73-yard catch-and-run on the third play of the game. He added an acrobatic grab for a 31-yard score on South Alabama's first possession of the second half for a 10-point lead.

Southern Miss pulled to 29-21 with under six minutes to play, but South Alabama sealed it with a eight-play, 59-yard drive ending in a 34-yard field goal by Diego Guajardo.

Jalen Wayne caught six passes for 101 yards, marking the first time in South Alabama's history to have two 100-yard receivers in the same game. Trotter also carried it nine times for 41 yards for the Jaguars (1-0).

Jack Abraham was 22-of-32 passing for 314 yards and Tim Jones made six catches for 139 yards for Southern Miss (0-1). Frank Gore Jr. added 32 yards on the ground.

Passing

SoAl Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Trotter 27 16 59.3 2 299 73 2 91.4
C. Lovertich 3 2 66.7 1 64 52 0 149.3
SMiss Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Abraham 32 22 68.8 0 314 47 0 100.3

Rushing

SoAl Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Davis 15 85 5.7 40 0
D. Trotter 9 41 4.6 11 0
SMiss Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
F. Gore Jr. 12 32 2.7 11 0
K. Perkins 8 30 3.8 15 0

Receiving

SoAl Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Tolbert 6 169 28.2 73 2
J. Wayne 6 101 16.8 49 0
SMiss Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Baker 1 0 0.0 0 0
T. Jones 6 139 23.2 47 0

Fumbles

SMiss F FL
J. Abraham 1 0

Returning

SoAl KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Baker 1 15.0 0 15 0 - 0 0
C. Lacy 1 12.0 0 12 0 - 0 0
SMiss KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Baker 1 24.0 0 24 0 - 0 0
T. Jones 1 37.0 0 37 0 - 0 0

Punting

SMiss Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Hunt 4 129 32.3 44

Takeaways

SMiss Int Yds InTD
E. Scott Jr. 1 20 0
T. Barnes 1 3 0

Team Stats Comparison

SoAl SMiss
Points For 32 21
Total Yards 526 409
Rushing Yards 163 95
Passing Yards 363 314
Passing Completions / Attempts 18/30 22/32
Turnovers 2 0
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/0
First Downs 23 20
Penalties - Yards 4/38 7/49
Time Of Possession 8:08 52:52
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/12 5/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 0/0 4/32

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter SoAl SMiss
SoAl 1:03 TD Jalen Tolbert 73 yd pass from Desmond Trotter (failed 2pt pass) 6 0
SoAl 13:30 TD Terrion Avery 2 yd run (Diego Guajardo kick) 13 0
2nd Quarter SoAl SMiss
SMiss 4:33 TD Don Ragsdale 2 yd run (Briggs Bourgeois kick) 13 7
SMiss 14:46 FG Briggs Bourgeois 24 yd FG 13 10
3rd Quarter SoAl SMiss
SoAl 4:37 TD Jalen Tolbert 31 yd pass from Desmond Trotter (Diego Guajardo kick) 20 10
SMiss 8:04 FG Briggs Bourgeois 28 yd FG 20 13
SoAl 12:45 FG Diego Guajardo 21 yd FG 23 13
4th Quarter SoAl SMiss
SoAl 4:40 TD Kawaan Baker 52 yd pass from Chance Lovertich (missed kick) 29 13
SMiss 9:18 TD Naricuss Driver 1 yd run (Luke Baker 2pt pass from Naricuss Driver) 29 21
SoAl 13:20 FG Diego Guajardo 34 yd FG 32 21

Game Information

Stadium: Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Attendance: 0
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