Scores

Final

UAB 14

(2-7, 1-4 C-USA)

Southern Miss 70

(3-6, 1-4 C-USA)

8:07 PM ET, November 1, 2008

M.M. Roberts Stadium, HATTIESBURG, MS

1 2 3 4 T
UAB 0 7 7 014
USM 28 21 21 070

Top Performers

Passing: A. Davis (USM) - 141 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: A. Davis (USM) - 10 CAR, 81 YDS, 5 TD

Receiving: D. Brown (USM) - 3 REC, 97 YDS, 1 TD

Southern Miss. 70, UAB 14

Associated Press

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Austin Davis scored five rushing touchdowns and threw another score to lead Southern Mississippi to an easy 70-14 vicorty over Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday night.

The Golden Eagles, (3-6, 2-4 Conference USA) snapped a five-game losing streak, which was their longest in 32 years. Southern Miss has never lost to UAB in nine all-time meetings.

The Blazers (2-7, 1-4) have lost four of their last five games.

Southern Miss scored the most points since beating Cal-State Fullerton 70-0 in 1975.

Davis, along with running backs Damion Fletcher and Tory Harrison, led a Southern Miss offense with 49 first half points -- setting a new team record.

Davis scored on runs of 10, 8, 23 and 1 yards in the first half, and also hit De'Andre Brown on a 60 yard touchdown pass.

He then added a 4-yard scoring run just over one minute into the third quarter, giving the Golden Eagles a 56-7 lead and breaking a Southern Miss record for the most touchdowns by a player in one game.

His scoring pass gave the redshirt freshman 16 touchdown passes on the season, breaking the old Southern Miss freshman mark set by Brett Favre in 1997.

Harrison, who replaced the starter Fletcher, also scored on a pair of 1-yard runs in the first half, as the Golden Eagles took a 49-7 lead at halftime. He added a 69-yard scoring run in the third quarter, and finished with a game high 137 yards on 20 carries.

Fletcher ran for 86 yards on just three carries early in the game, including a career long 69 yarder, before being sidelined by a leg injury. His rushing total put him over the 1,000 yard mark for the season, and also allowed the junior to become the only player in school history to rush for over 4,000 yards in a career.

The Golden Eagles tied a team record with nine rushing touchdowns in the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UAB
USM
1st Downs1424
Total Yards223610
Passing127147
Rushing96463
Penalties8-706-65
3rd Down Conversions4-99-12
4th Down Conversions0-10-2
Turnovers60
Possession24:4535:15

Passing Leaders

UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Webb16/231275.524
Southern MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis6/714120.110

Rushing Leaders

UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Slaughter12655.4021
Webb7131.9011
Southern MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harrison201376.9369
Floyd211145.4133

Receiving Leaders

UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Forrest33411.3027
Slaughter4225.5114
Southern MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown39732.3160
Baptiste13434.0034

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUABUSM
TD13:16Austin Davis 10 Yd Run (Britt Barefoot Kick) 07
TD09:44Deandre Brown 60 Yd Pass From Austin Davis (Britt Barefoot Kick) 014
TD08:16Austin Davis 8 Yd Run (Britt Barefoot Kick) 021
TD03:32Tory Harrison 1 Yd Run (Britt Barefoot Kick) 028
SECOND QUARTERUABUSM
TD13:02Rashaud Slaughter 14 Yd Pass From Joe Webb (Swayze Waters Kick) 728
TD05:48Tory Harrison 1 Yd Run (Britt Barefoot Kick) 735
TD05:29Austin Davis 23 Yd Run (Britt Barefoot Kick) 742
TD00:26Austin Davis 1 Yd Run (Britt Barefoot Kick) 749
THIRD QUARTERUABUSM
TD13:54Austin Davis 4 Yd Run (Britt Barefoot Kick) 756
TD10:02Mario Wright 12 Yd Pass From Joe Webb (Swayze Waters Kick) 1456
TD09:06Tory Harrison 69 Yd Run (Britt Barefoot Kick) 1463
TD01:15V.J. Floyd 1 Yd Run (Britt Barefoot Kick) 1470