Minter leads South Alabama past Coastal Carolina 31-28
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Tra Minter ran for a career-high 203 yards and Cole Garvin and Evan Orth each threw a long touchdown pass to Jamarius Way to help South Alabama hold off Coastal Carolina 31-28 on Friday.
Minter, a junior who had never had a 100-yard rushing game, had 24 carries and added two catches for 49 yards for the Jaguars (3-9, 2-6 Sun Belt Conference), who snapped a four-game skid.
Arkansas State tops South Alabama 38-14 behind Hansen
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Justice Hansen ran for a score and threw three touchdown passes, including a 78-yarder to Justin McInnis, and Arkansas State beat South Alabama 38-14 on Saturday.
Hansen hit Kirk Merritt on a 5-yard TD pass, but the Jaguars' Evan Orth tied it up on the next possession with a 17-yard strike to Malik Stanley.
Sawyer Smith’s 4 TDs lift Troy past South Alabama 38-17
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Sawyer Smith threw three touchdown passes and B.J. Smith ran for 170 yards to lead Troy over in-state rival South Alabama 38-17 on Tuesday night.
Sawyer Smith also ran for a 1-yard score in the final minutes for the Trojans (6-2, 4-0 Sun Belt Conference), who won their 10th straight league game and rebounded from a loss to Liberty.
B.J. Smith's 22 carries included a 36-yard touchdown and a 56-yard run.
Orth, Minter lead South Alabama in 45-7 rout of Alabama St.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Evan Orth and Tra Minter accounted for two touchdowns apiece to lead South Alabama in a 45-7 rout of Alabama State on Saturday night.
South Alabama (2-5) played its first home game in nearly a month and snapped a three-game losing streak.
Appalachian State cruises past South Alabama 52-7
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Zac Thomas passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two more, leading Appalachian State past South Alabama 52-7 on Saturday.
Appalachian State (3-1, 1-0) had five consecutive touchdown drives in the first half, scoring 21 points in each of the first two quarters for a 42-7 lead. Thomas had scoring runs of 7 and 54 yards and throwing plays of 2 and 27 yards.