Southern Miss offense finding rhythm in defeat after loss to Coastal Carolina

Southern Miss has produced the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter in three out of its five wins and was on the verge of doing so yet again in Saturday’s loss at Coastal Carolina.

After falling behind 17-0 in the first quarter, the nasty bunch put the clamps on, keeping the opposition off the scoreboard for more than 30 minutes.

That allowed the USM offense to get into gear, scoring 20 unanswered points during that stretch led by Trey Lowe III, who threw for 295 yards and a touchdown on 19/37 passing in his first start of the season.

However, Coastal’s fourth quarter touchdown resulted in a 26-23 loss for the Golden Eagles who continue to find the silver lining in this up and down campaign. Head Coach Will Hall said, “That’s probably the first time since I’ve been here we were able to run our offense. You saw us attack in certain ways and then go to our counters, go to our punch – counter punch, if you will – and run our offense that we’ve been hoping to run since we got here. We were able to make adjustments in game. We came out the second half and drove it and scored to take the lead, and it was a lot of fun, and I hope he can continue to do it because I’ve got a lot of respect for him.”

USM still one win away from bowl eligibility and why not go bowling on Senior Night, hosting rival South Alabama at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

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