(0-3, 0-1 away)
(3-0, 3-0 home)
3:30 PM ET, September 19, 2009
M. M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS
Passing: J. Sewell (UVA) - 312 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: D. Fletcher (USM) - 26 CAR, 115 YDS, 2 TD
Receiving: K. Burd (UVA) - 6 REC, 79 YDS, 1 TD
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Tory Harrison's 57-yard touchdown run capped a Southern Mississippi rally as the Golden Eagles defeated Virginia 37-34.
Southern Miss (3-0) trailed until the fourth quarter, with fumbles and penalties allowing the Cavaliers to surge to a 13-0 lead after one quarter.
Virginia (0-3) scored on a 69-yard pass from Jameel Sewell to Tim Smith and had two field goals, thanks to Southern Miss fumbles.
A roughing the passer call on Southern Miss set up 4-yard TD run by Sewell to give the Cavaliers a 27-10 lead at halftime.
The victory is Southern Miss' eighth straight.
Southern Miss is 4-2 in home games against BCS conference opponents since 2001. The last big conference school in town was North Carolina State, which fell 37-17 in 2006.