Texas State tops Southern Mississippi 22-15

Tyler Arndt rushed for a 17-yard touchdown late in the fourth

quarter to rally Texas State past Southern Mississippi 22-15 on

Saturday night.

The Bobcats jumped out to a 14-3 lead in the first half, but

gave up 12 unanswered points before Arndt led the decisive 75-yard

drive to take the lead with 2:54 remaining.

Texas State took advantage of six Southern Miss turnovers,

including four lost fumbles.

Southern Miss lost in the debut of coach Todd Monken. The Golden

Eagles have lost 13 straight games, dating back to a Hawaii Bowl

victory in 2011, which is the longest current losing streak in the

Football Bowl Subdivision.

Allan Bridgford threw for 377 yards for the Golden Eagles.

Texas State is playing its second season against a full FBS

schedule and is in its first season as a member of the Sun Belt

Conference. The Bobcats are coached by Dennis Franchione.