Saturday in the Sun Belt – Big Win for South Alabama
Three conference games were played Saturday, but the story was in Mobile.
South Alabama stunned #19 San Diego State at Ladd-Peebles Stadium Saturday, the second consecutive year they've knocked off the Aztecs while playing as double-digit underdogs.
Here are some details:
SOUTH ALABAMA 42, #19 SAN DIEGO STATE 24--And, they did it without their starting quarterback. Backup Cole Garvin threw for 241 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Jaguars.
South Alabama (3-2, 0-2 Sun Belt) led 28-24 and then got a pair of scores when a bad snap on a punt gave the Jags the ball at the SDSU 3 yard line. Then on the next possession, USA returned a fumble 80 yards to put the game out of reach.
APPALACHIAN STATE 17. GEORGIA STATE 3--The Mountaineers (3-2, 1-0 Sun Belt) rushed for 159 yards, including a 45 yard run to get App State on the board in the third quarter. Taylor Lamb threw a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach. Georgia State (0-4, 0-1) had only 241 yards in offense and App State picked off the Panthers four times in the game.
TROY 34, IDAHO 13---Jordan Chunn churned out 137 yards on the ground and Brandon Silvers threw for three touchdowns to lead the Trojans (4-1, 2-0) to the road win. Troy had 530 yards in total offense in erasing an early 6-0 deficit. Idaho (2-3, 0-1) had only 255 yards in offense in the contest.
NEW MEXICO STATE 37, LOUISIANA 31 (2OT)--Offensive lineman Sebastian Anderson recovered Larry Rose III's fumble in the end zone in the second overtime for the Aggies' (2-3, 1-1) winning score. Rose, who missed the Aggies' first three games following surgery, saw his most extensive action of the season, gaining 112 yards on 23 carries and caught three passes for 49 yards. Darius Hoggins led the Cajuns (2-3, 1-1) with 71 yards and a touchdown in relief of the injured Elijah McGuire, who carried the ball only six times.
AUBURN 58, UL MONROE 7--Auburn scored touchdowns on eight of their eleven drives in the game and moved to 3-2 on the season. ULM (1-3) allowed 688 yards to the Tigers. The Warhawks got a two yard touchdown pass as time expired in the first half, but the game was already out of reach.
TEXAS STATE 48, INCARNATE WORD 17--After failing to score a touchdown in their previous two games, the Bobcats (2-2) got a school record performance from quarterback Tyler Jones in a rout of the Cardinals. Jones' 475 yards set the new record and he tied his career record with five touchdown passes, in leading Texas State to 670 yards in offense.