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Southern Miss claims New Orleans Bowl

Dustin Almond threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns on Tuesday to lead the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles to a 31-19 win over the Arkansas State Indians in the New Orleans Bowl.

Southern Miss came into this game as a 15-point favorite but failed to cover the spread. The game’s combined 50 points PUSHED the posted total (50).

Cody Hull had 163 yards and a TD on the ground for Southern Miss, and Cole Mason rushed for 35 yards and a touchdown. Shawn Nelson had two touchdown catches and 121 yards receiving in the victory.

Quarterback Nick Noce passed for a touchdown and rushed for a TD in the loss for Arkansas State.