Incarnate Word with a huge upset Saturday, Trinity wins, UTSA loses
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Jack Abraham threw for one touchdown and ran for another to lead Southern Mississippi to a 27-17 win over UTSA on Saturday night.
Abraham had 269 yards passing for the Golden Eagles (3-3, 2-1 Conference USA). Trivenskey Mosley ran for 142 yards on 26 carries.
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 at halftime.
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).
Copeland, Incarnate Word beat McNeese St. 45-17
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jon Copeland threw three touchdown passes, including a pair to Phillip Baptiste, and ran for another score to help Incarnate Word beat McNeese State 45-17 on Saturday night.
Copeland was 24-of-41 passing for 236 yards with an interception and his 4-yard touchdown run gave UIW (4-3, 4-1 Southland Conference) a 28-3 lead with two minutes left in the first half.
Malick Phillips picked off a pass from James Tabary on the game's third play from scrimmage and six plays later Copeland hit Baptiste for a 20-yard touchdown. After a 14-play drive by McNeese State ended with Gunnar Raborn's 37-yard field goal, the Cardinals went 89 yards in 10 plays to make it 14-3 late in the first quarter. Coming in, the Cowboys had allowed just 14 first-quarter points this season.
Louis Otis intercepted a pass and returned it 37 yards for a score to cap the scoring with 6:31 left.
McNeese (5-2, 4-1), which came in ranked No. 6 in both FCS polls, finished with just 222 total yards and committed four turnovers.
Incarnate Word is 1-4 all-time against the Cowboys.