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Southern Miss 20, Texas State 14

Associated Press

SAN MARCOS, Texas - Chandler Pittman caught a 53-yard touchdown pass from Zach Wilcke with 32 seconds remaining and Southern Mississippi defeated Texas State 20-14 to ruin homecoming for the Bobcats.

Texas State had taken a 14-13 lead with 1:21 to go when Layne Hatcher connected with Ashtyn Hawkins who outran the defense for a 74-yard touchdown pass.

Wilcke completed 18 of 25 passes for 187 yards for the Golden Eagles (4-3, 2-1 Sun Belt). Frank Gore Jr. added 91 yards rushing.

Hatcher was 25 of 42 passing for 254 yards but the Bobcats (3-5, 1-3) were held to minus-6 net rushing yards for 249 yards of total offense. Calvin Hill and Lincoln Pare were their leading rushers with 3 yards each.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter SouMisTxSt
SouMis FG 5:36 Briggs Bourgeois 33 yd FG 3 0
Second Quarter SouMisTxSt
SouMis TD 6:32 Janari Dean 2 yd run (Briggs Bourgeois kick) 10 0
TxSt TD 3:52 Javen Banks 4 yd pass from Layne Hatcher (Seth Keller kick) 10 7
SouMis FG 0:00 Briggs Bourgeois 40 yd FG 13 7
Fourth Quarter SouMisTxSt
TxSt TD 1:21 Ashtyn Hawkins 74 yd pass from Layne Hatcher (Seth Keller kick) 13 14
SouMis TD 0:32 Chandler Pittman 53 yd pass from Zach Wilcke (Briggs Bourgeois kick) 20 14
Team Stats
  Southern Miss Texas State
First downs 17 12
  Rushing 8 1
  Passing 8 9
  Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Efficiency 7-19, 37% 2-14, 14%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 0-2, 0%
Rushes-Yards 49-131 20--6
Passing Yards 187 249
Return Yards 43 24
Completions-Attempts-Int 18-26-2 26-43-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 3--20 3--19
Punts 7 9
Punts-Average 39.7 35
Fumbles Lost 3-1 1-0
Penalties - Yards 5-50 4-30
Time of Possession 34:10 25:50
Southern Miss Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
Z. Wilcke 18 25 187 1 2
J. Lange 0 1 0 0 0
Texas State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
L. Hatcher 25 42 254 2 1
L. Pare 1 1 -5 0 0
Southern Miss Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
F. Gore Jr. 20 91 4.6 0
J. Dean 13 32 2.5 1
C. Pittman 5 11 2.2 0
Z. Wilcke 8 5 0.6 0
A. Willis 1 3 3.0 0
J. Lange 1 -8 -8.0 0
Texas State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
L. Pare 8 3 0.4 0
C. Hill 3 3 1.0 0
J. Jeter 1 0 0.0 0
L. Hatcher 8 -12 -1.5 0
Southern Miss Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Pittman 1 53 53.0 1
T. Mims 4 52 13.0 0
J. Brownlee 4 27 6.8 0
A. Willis 6 22 3.7 0
F. Gore Jr. 1 21 21.0 0
C. Cavallo 1 7 7.0 0
D. Jones 1 5 5.0 0
Texas State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Hawkins 5 102 20.4 1
M. Barbee 3 71 23.7 0
J. Banks 5 37 7.4 1
J. Ortega-Jones 5 27 5.4 0
T. Huff 1 7 7.0 0
C. Hill 2 5 2.5 0
R. Groves 1 5 5.0 0
C. Brown 1 -2 -2.0 0
L. Pare 3 -3 -1.0 0
Southern Miss Interceptions
Player Int Yards
N. Brooks 1 33
Texas State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Morris 1 0
S. Tupou 1 0
Southern Miss Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Hunt 6 246 41.0
Texas State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
S. O'Kelly 9 315 35.0
Southern Miss Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
N. Brooks 1 -2 -2.0
Texas State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Southern Miss Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Harrell 1 12 12.0
Texas State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Moorer 1 24 24.0
Southern Miss Missed FG
Player Length
Texas State Missed FG
Player Length




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