Abraham passes, runs Southern Miss past UTSA

Published 11:22 pm Saturday, October 20, 2018

HATTIESBURG (AP) — Jack Abraham threw for one touchdown and ran for another to lead Southern Miss to a 27-17 win over UTSA on Saturday night.

Abraham completed 28 of 33 passes for 269 yards for the Golden Eagles (3-3, 2-1 Conference USA), and also rushed for 28 yards on six carries.

“That’s probably the most rushing yards I’ve ever had in a game,” Abraham said. “I felt like I had their number the whole game. I knew what they were doing and I knew where they were gonna be. That one pick on the goal line, it kind of got tipped. It was just of those plays that happens. Overall, we all executed well. We’ve just got to limit those turnovers. If we don’t turn the ball over two or three times, then we’d have about 40 instead of 10.”

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Trivenskey Mosley ran for 142 yards on 26 carries, and also caught three passes for 38 yards in the first start of his college career.

Former Southern Miss star DeMichael Harris caught five passes for 25 yards.

Parker Shaunfield capped the first Southern Miss drive with a 22-yard field goal, then booted a 29-yarder to give the Golden Eagles a 6-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. Steven Anderson ran for a score early in the second and Abraham hit Jordan Mitchell with a 6-yard scoring pass to go up 20-3 with four seconds left in the half.

On the first drive of the second half, Abraham led his team 63 yards in five plays and took it in himself from two yards out to stretch it to 27-3 with 13:31 to go in the third. UTSA scored twice after that including an interception return by C.J. Levine.

Jordan Weeks threw for 117 yards and a touchdown for the Roadrunners (3-5, 2-2).

“I thought the first half we did a nice job of finishing drives. We established the run and that opened up the pass throughout the first half,” Abraham said. “The second half we came out and scored on the first drive and then we kind of stalled. The one thing we’ve got to do is to start finishing off the game and putting that opponent out.”