Jalen Rhodes rushed for 165 yards with three touchdowns and UTSA beat Southern Mississippi 55-32 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak.
UTSA (2-3, 1-1 Conference USA) scored on its first four possessions, including a 71-yard touchdown pass fromDalton Sturm to Kerry Thomas Jr. and a 4-yard run by Rhodes. The Roadrunners led 28-7 after one quarter.
Rhodes added an 80-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and Matt Guidry had a 20-yard scoring run in the third. Jarveon Williams had a pair of short first-quarter touchdown runs. Rhodes capped the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run with 1:57 remaining.
Southern Miss (4-2, 2-1) was led by Nick Mullens, who went 24 of 47 for 370 yards with three touchdowns while playing catch-up all day. Ito Smith gained 94 yards on 20 carries with a 1-yard touchdown run.