Jags stun Arkansas St. 24-19
MOBILE, Ala. – The University of South Alabama football team's defense had six takeaways, with the final two coming on Arkansas State's last drives of the game, to lift the Jaguars to a 24-19 Sun Belt Conference football win over the Red Wolves on Senior Day at Ladd-Peebles Stadium Saturday.
With A-State (5-3, 4-1 Sun Belt) facing third-and-goal from the four-yard line with just over five minutes remaining in the contest Bull Barge forced a fumble just before Justice Hansen crossed the goal, with Malcolm Buggs recovering in the end zone to preserve the five-point advantage for South (4-6, 3-3 SBC). The Red Wolves then advanced just shy of midfield on their final drive before Jeremy Reaves intercepted a second-down pass to clinch the win, the Jags first-ever against ASU.
Barge posted a career-best 13 stops, with Reaves adding 11 and Darrell Songy 10 for the Jaguars.
Cole Garvin was 25-of-45 passing for a career-best 343 yards and two scores to pace the USA offense.