Scores

Final

Southern Miss 62

(1-11, 1-7 C-USA)

UAB 27

(2-10, 1-7 C-USA)

1:00 PM ET, November 30, 2013

Legion Field, BIRMINGHAM, AL

1 2 3 4 T
USM 7 6 28 2162
UAB 14 7 0 627

Top Performers

Passing: N. Mullens (USM) - 370 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Hardy (USM) - 20 CAR, 106 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Nelson (UAB) - 5 REC, 117 YDS, 2 TD

Southern Miss wins to avoid second straight 0-12 year

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Nick Mullens threw a career-high five touchdown passes and rushed for another on Saturday as Southern Miss secured its first victory of the season, 62-27 over UAB.

The Golden Eagles (1-11, 1-7 Conference USA) trailed by eight points at the start of the third quarter. Mullens led a 28-0 rally with three touchdown passes and a 1-yard touchdown rush to put Southern Miss ahead by 20 points at the start of the fourth. He threw for 370 yards.

A loss to the Blazers would have given Southern Miss back-to-back winless seasons, something that has only happened once in the last 30 years.

Jonathan Perry threw two touchdown passes to Jamarcus Nelson, who finished with a game-high 117 yards receiving for UAB (2-10, 1-7). The Blazers are last in total defense in the Conference USA, allowing an average of 500.2 yards per game. Southern Miss amassed 472 yards in the matchup.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USM
UAB
1st Downs2822
Total Yards472431
Passing370286
Rushing102145
Penalties6-5011-98
3rd Down Conversions4-124-10
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers15
Possession30:1129:49

Passing Leaders

Southern MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mullens24/393709.551
UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Perry18/312869.221

Rushing Leaders

Southern MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hardy201065.3228
Bracken561.204
UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reaves15694.6117
Perry13393.0022

Receiving Leaders

Southern MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Triplett46817.0121
Cox26834.0147
UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson511723.4248
Powell24723.5026

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUSMUAB
TD11:22Tyre'oune Holmes 3 Yd Pass From Nick Mullens (Corey Acosta Kick) 70
TD07:54Darrin Reaves 3 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 77
TD00:23Jamarcus Nelson 48 Yd Pass From Jonathan Perry (Ty Long Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERUSMUAB
FG12:03Corey Acosta 30 Yd 1014
FG08:10Corey Acosta 25 Yd 1314
TD04:25Darius Powell 23 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 1321
THIRD QUARTERUSMUAB
TD11:38Dominique Sullivan 43 Yd Pass From Nick Mullens (Corey Acosta Kick) 2021
TD10:00James Cox 21 Yd Pass From Nick Mullens (Corey Acosta Kick) 2721
TD08:13Nick Mullens 1 Yd Run (Corey Acosta Kick) 3421
TD03:04Marquise Ricard 37 Yd Pass From Nick Mullens (Corey Acosta Kick) 4121
FOURTH QUARTERUSMUAB
TD12:00Kendrick Hardy 3 Yd Run (Corey Acosta Kick) 4821
TD09:41Jamarcus Nelson 21 Yd Pass From Jonathan Perry (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 4827
TD07:09Markese Triplett 19 Yd Pass From Nick Mullens (Corey Acosta Kick) 5527
TD00:10Kendrick Hardy 3 Yd Run (Corey Acosta Kick) 6227