Through 2 Quarters

Although the Southern Miss Golden Eagles were the underdogs at kickoff, they've since taken control of the game. a victory is still up for grabs for either team at halftime, but Southern Miss is up 10-9 over the UTSA Roadrunners

WR Tim Jones has led the way so far for the Golden Eagles, as he has caught two passes for one TD and 35 yards. UTSA has been relying on WR Zakhari Franklin, who has snatched one receiving TD, and RB Sincere McCormick, who has picked up 47 yards on the ground on 14 carries.

This is the first time Southern Miss has been ahead going into the third quarter in the past five games.

Who's Playing

UTSA @ Southern Miss

Current Records: UTSA 5-4; Southern Miss 2-6

What to Know

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 4-1 against the UTSA Roadrunners since October of 2015, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. Southern Miss and UTSA will face off in a Conference USA battle at 3 p.m. ET at Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium. The Roadrunners will be strutting in after a victory while Southern Miss will be stumbling in from a defeat.

Southern Miss was close but no cigar last week as they fell 10-7 to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. QB Trey Lowe had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: he passed for only 67 yards on 14 attempts.

Meanwhile, UTSA turned the game against the UTEP Miners into a track meet and took the gold after outgaining them 600 yards to 246. UTSA made easy work of UTEP last week and carried off a 52-21 win. That looming 31-point mark stands out as the most commanding margin for UTSA yet this season. QB Frank Harris went supernova for UTSA as he passed for three TDs and 312 yards on 26 attempts in addition to rushing for two TDs and 43 yards.

Southern Miss have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 10 point spread they are up against. Those who got lucky with them against the spread last week might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the squad has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.

The Golden Eagles are now 2-6 while the Roadrunners sit at 5-4. UTSA is 2-2 after wins this year, and Southern Miss is 2-3 after losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 3 p.m. ET
  • Where: Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium -- Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Roadrunners are a big 10-point favorite against the Golden Eagles, according to the latest college football odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Roadrunners, as the game opened with the Roadrunners as a 7.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Southern Miss have won four out of their last five games against UTSA.

  • Nov 16, 2019 - Southern Miss 36 vs. UTSA 17
  • Oct 20, 2018 - Southern Miss 27 vs. UTSA 17
  • Oct 07, 2017 - Southern Miss 31 vs. UTSA 29
  • Oct 08, 2016 - UTSA 55 vs. Southern Miss 32
  • Oct 17, 2015 - Southern Miss 32 vs. UTSA 10