South Alabama tops Southern Miss for 1st road win since 2017

This bad beat had over bettors in South Alabama-Southern Miss. speechless (1:58)

Scott Van Pelt and Stanford Steve check in on South Alabama vs. Southern Miss., where point total bettors were hanging on to their seats until the final play of the game. (1:58)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Desmond Trotter threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns, Jalen Tolbert had 169 yards receiving and two scores, and South Alabama beat Southern Mississippi 32-21 on Thursday night for its first road victory since 2017.

South Alabama, which had five combined wins in its last two seasons, snapped a 15-game road losing streak.

Tolbert highlighted the first half with a 73-yard catch-and-run on the third play of the game. He added an acrobatic grab for a 31-yard score on South Alabama's first possession of the second half for a 10-point lead.

Southern Miss pulled to 29-21 with under six minutes to play, but South Alabama sealed it with a eight-play, 59-yard drive ending in a 34-yard field goal by Diego Guajardo.

Jalen Wayne caught six passes for 101 yards, marking the first time in South Alabama's history to have two 100-yard receivers in the same game. Trotter also carried it nine times for 41 yards for the Jaguars (1-0).

Jack Abraham was 22-of-32 passing for 314 yards and Tim Jones made six catches for 139 yards for Southern Miss (0-1). Frank Gore Jr. added 32 yards on the ground.