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SOUTHERN MISS 48, UL LAFAYETTE 3

11/1/2003

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (Ticker) -- Dustin Almond threw for
three touchdowns and ran for another as Southern Mississippi
rolled to a 48-3 rout of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Making his third start of the season, Almond completed 11-of-15
passes for 187 yards. After connecting with Anthony Perine on a
nine-yard TD with 7:36 left in the first quarter, he threw a
51-yard TD to Marvin Young and a 23-yard score to Antwon
Courington as Southern Miss (6-3) took a 31-3 halftime lead.

Young grabbed four catches for 101 yards, while Covington had
three for 78.

Almond started for Mickey D'Angelo, who suffered a concussion
against Memphis on September 13. D'Angelo did not play last
week against South Florida but came on when the game was out of
reach and completed 4-of-6 passes for 63 yards.

Southern Miss totaled 550 yards of offense and never let the
Ragin Cajuns (2-8) get back in the game. On the first drive of
the second half, Almond capped a 77-yard march with a 21-yard
run.

With the Golden Eagles leading 38-3, D'Angelo came in and threw
a 37-yard TD to Young and directed another drive that led to
Darren McCaleb's 22-yard field goal with 1:58 left in the third.

The Ragin Cajuns had a two-game winning streak snapped and
failed to score a touchdown for the third time this season.