RUSTON, La. (AP) Keon Howard hit Korey Robertson for a 25-yard score in the second overtime and Southern Mississippi staged an improbable comeback to beat Louisiana Tech 34-27 on Saturday night.
Southern Mississippi (5-2, 3-1 Conference USA) pulled within 27-19 on Parker Shaunfield's 49-yard field goal with 1:23 left in regulation and then recovered an onside kick. Howard hooked up with Robertson from 22 yards out and then found Jay'Shawn Washington for the two-point conversion that sent the game to overtime.
Both drives in the first overtime were stopped by interceptions, but Howard connected with Robertson on the first play of the second overtime for the winning score.