McCormick scores twice, leads UTSA over Southern Miss 23-20

Southern Mississippi quarterback Tate Whatley (6) is pressured by UTSA defensive lineman Kevin Nelson (94) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Hattiesburg, Miss. UTSA won 23-20. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Sincere McCormick ran for 173 yards and two touchdowns to lead UTSA to a 23-20 victory over Southern Mississippi. It was the first win for the Roadrunners (6-4, 4-2 Conference USA) at Southern Miss (2-7, 1-4). Trailing 10-9 after halftime, McCormick broke loose on a 69-yard touchdown run and scored from the 1 that gave the Roadrunners a 23-10 lead with 6:30 left in the third quarter. It was McCormick’s eighth career 100-yard game, and he surpassed 1,000 yards rushing to set a program record. Tate Whatley threw two touchdowns passes for Southern Miss.