NCAA Game Summary - Arkansas State at Southern Mississippi|
(Saturday, November 24th)
Final Score: Southern Mississippi 16, Arkansas State 10
Hattiesburg, MS (Sports Network) - Damion Fletcher carried 27 times for 133
yards and a touchdown, leading the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles to a
16-10 win over the Arkansas State Indians in non-conference action at Roberts
Justin Estes kicked three field goals for the Golden Eagles (7-5), who have now
won five straight in the head-to-head series.
Corey Leonard had a rough day under center for Arkansas State (5-7), completing
just 9-of-23 passes for 118 yards and an interception.
The Indians got on the board first, thanks to a first-quarter interception that
set up Josh Arauco's 24-yard field goal in the opening minute of the second
The Golden Eagles put together a a seven-play scoring drive in the final minute
of the half, with Fletcher crossing the goal line on a one-yard plunge.
Estes gave Southern Miss a 10-3 lead on a 21-yard field goal with 9:23 to play
in the third quarter.
But Arkansas State would tie the game later in the same quarter, as Brandon
Thompkins capped off an 11-play, 80-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run.
Estes was the difference in the fourth quarter, however, as the freshman kicker
put the game away with field goals of 29 and 37 yards. The Indians got the ball
back late and drove to the Southern Miss 23, but Golden Eagles linebacker
Gerald McRath came up with a big stop on a fourth-and-one.
The Golden Eagles scored on all four of their red-zone opportunities, while the
Indians went just 2-for-4.
11/24 20:11:35 ET