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Southern Miss football rebounds to take down UTSA

Southern Miss quarterback Jack Abraham scrambles for yardage against UTSA on Saturday at Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg.
Southern Miss quarterback Jack Abraham scrambles for yardage against UTSA on Saturday at Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg. Sports601.com

HATTIESBURG The Southern Miss football team topped UTSA 27-17 aturday night at Roberts Stadium behind an improved rushing attack.

The Golden Eagles moved to 3-3 overall and 2-1 in Conference USA, erasing the memory of a poor offensive performance in a 30-7 loss at North Texas a week ago.

Three second-half turnovers by USM made the second half interesting, but the Golden Eagles held on to improve their chances of reaching bowl eligibility.

USM announced a crowd of 21,259 on homecoming.

The Golden Eagles struggled to finish drives on their first two possessions, resulting in a pair of short field goals by Parker Shaunfield. The USM offense revved up from there with freshman running back Trivenskey Mosley putting in his best performance as a Golden Eagle.

The Shreveport, Louisiana, native rushed 26 times for 142 yards

USM had 44 carries for 220 yards and two touchdowns as a team.

USM sophomore quarterback Jack Abraham worked well with a complementary ground game, completing 28 of 33 passes for 269 yards, a touchdown and an interception.

The Golden Eagles turned the ball over three times in the second half, but they managed to keep the Roadrunners at a distance down the stretch.

UTSA freshman quarterback Jordan Weeks completed 12 of 27 passes for 117 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.

Southern Miss will travel to play Charlotte for a 1 p.m. kickoff on Oct. 27.

UTSA dropped to 3-5 overall and 2-2 in C-USA play.

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