3:00 PM ET, November 1, 2003
M.M. Roberts Stadium, HATTIESBURG, MS
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.
|3rd Down Conversions||3-16||5-13|
|4th Down Conversions||0-0||2-2|
|TD||11:07||ANTHONY HARRIS 2 YD RUN (DARREN MCCALEB KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 31 yards.
|TD||7:36||ANTHONY PERINE 9 YD PASS FROM DUSTIN ALMOND (DARREN MCCALEB KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 40 yards.
|TD||5:24||MARVIN YOUNG 51 YD PASS FROM DUSTIN ALMOND (DARREN MCCALEB KICK)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 62 yards.
|FG||9:52||DARREN MCCALEB 43 YD FG|
Drive info: 9 plays, 58 yards.
|FG||3:22||SEAN COMISKEY 22 YD FG|
Drive info: 12 plays, 80 yards.
|TD||1:40||ANTWON COURINGTON 23 YD PASS FROM DUSTIN ALMOND (DARREN MCCALEB KICK)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 68 yards.
|TD||13:44||DUSTIN ALMOND 21 YD RUN (DARREN MCCALEB KICK)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 77 yards.
|TD||9:46||MARVIN YOUNG 37 YD PASS FROM MICKY D'ANGELO (DARREN MCCALEB KICK)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 65 yards.
|FG||1:58||DARREN MCCALEB 22 YD FG|
Drive info: 14 plays, 52 yards.