South Alabama gets first win in new stadium, beats Texas St. | Mobile County Alabama News

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – Desmond Trotter tossed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Kawaan Baker in seven minutes and helped South Alabama kick off the Sun Belt Conference with a 30:20 win over Texas State on Saturday.

It was the Jaguars’ first win at the new Hancock Whitney Stadium with 24,450 seats, which was limited to 25 percent capacity.

Trotter’s TD pass gave the Jaguars a 27-20 lead. South Alabama (2-2, 1-0) forced a three-point in the Bobcats’ next run, and Diego Guajardo’s 44-yard field goal by 1: 9 minutes ended with a 4-minute drive of 10 games.

Trotter was 18 of 22 and walked 187 meters. Baker finished with five catches for 43 yards. Carlos Davis ran for the best 113 yards of the season for his third career 100-yard rushing game. Davis had a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

Jalen Tolbert had nine receptions for 91 yards and got a 9-yard touchdown pass from Chance Lovertich, giving the Jaguars a 17-10 lead at halftime.

Brady McBride was 28 of 40 for 260 yards and went to the top of the state of Texas with a touchdown pass (1-5, 1-2).

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