HATTIESBURG – The UTSA Roadrunners stumbled on both sides of the ball as they fell 27-17 to Southern Miss at M.M. Roberts Stadium on Saturday night.
The loss is the second straight for the Roadrunners, who suffered a lopsided loss to Louisiana Tech last weekend. UTSA struggled both on offense and defense as they left players open for scores and had several dropped passes.
After trading field goals, Southern Miss scored the first touchdown of the night as Steven Anderson found his way into the end zone on a 2-yard run to put the home team up 13-3. Just before halftime, Southern Miss added another touchdown as quarterback Jack Abraham found Jordan Mitchell wide open for a score, making it 20-3 at the break.
The third quarter saw Abraham rush for a 2-yard score and giving his team the commanding 27-3 lead. Abraham completed 28-of-33 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown, giving his team the victory in the process.
UTSA would try to rally as Jordan Weeks finished the game with 117 yards and a touchdown, while C.J. Lavine had an 8-yard interception for a touchdown return.
The UTSA Roadrunners are now 3-5 (2-2, C-USA) on the season and will return to the field in two weeks when they travel to Alabama to face UAB 6-1 (4-0, C-USA) at 3 p.m. Central Time.