Southern Mississippi rallies to beat Old Dominion 56-31
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Jalen Richard ran for 161 yards and four touchdowns, Nick Mullens passed for two TDs and ran for another, and Southern Mississippi rallied to beat Old Dominion 56-31 on Saturday.
Trailing 17-14 at halftime, Mullens hit Michael Thomas on a 24-yard scoring pass, but Shuler Bentley threw scoring passes of 11 and 64 yards to Jonathan Duhart and the Monarchs (5-6, 3-4 Conference USA) led 31-21.
Ito Smith scored on a 19-yard run and Richard scored the go-ahead TD on a 10-yard run. He added a 4-yard run after Trae Collins' interception. Mullens scored from 9 yards and Richard from 54 in the fourth.
Mullens was 21 of 37 for 302 yards, and the Golden Eagles had 612 yard to 338 for the Monarchs.