Scores

Final

Alcorn State 0

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Southern Miss 52

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 5, 2009

M.M. Roberts Stadium, HATTIESBURG, MS

1 2 3 4 T
ALCN 0 0 0 00
USM 14 21 7 1052

Top Performers

Passing: A. Davis (USM) - 217 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: D. Fletcher (USM) - 19 CAR, 126 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: G. Baptiste (USM) - 4 REC, 32 YDS, 2 TD

Southern Miss. 52, Alcorn St. 0

Associated Press

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Austin Davis threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score to lead Southern Mississippi to a 52-0 win over Alcorn State on Saturday.

The Golden Eagles went into halftime with a 35-0 lead, as some of the starters did not play much of the second half.

Davis found Gerald Baptiste for a pair of touchdowns, the first coming just over 3 minutes into the game. The sophomore did it all without the help of star receiver DeAndre Brown, who was sidelined as a precaution as he continues to recover from a broken left leg.

Damion Fletcher led Southern Miss with 126 yards rushing and a touchdown.

The shutout was the first for Southern Miss since 2006.

Former Alcorn State quarterback and NFL star Steve McNair was honored before kickoff. McNair was killed in a murder-suicide committed by Sahel Kazemi on July 4.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALCN
USM
1st Downs1034
Total Yards171631
Passing109233
Rushing62398
Penalties6-3410-105
3rd Down Conversions3-134-10
4th Down Conversions0-02-2
Turnovers31
Possession25:3834:22

Passing Leaders

Alcorn StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Buckley8/20944.702
Southern MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis19/252178.730

Rushing Leaders

Alcorn StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker15503.3017
Barnes3103.307
Southern MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fletcher191266.6122
Johnson77210.3114

Receiving Leaders

Alcorn StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson33913.0020
DeJarnett23216.0029
Southern MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Parham45112.8014
Banks24020.0129

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALCNUSM
TD11:48Gerald Baptiste 10 Yd Pass From Austin Davis (Justin Estes Kick) 07
TD00:16Tory Harrison 16 Yd Run (Justin Estes Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERALCNUSM
TD10:38Damion Fletcher 3 Yd Run (Justin Estes Kick) 021
TD07:52Leroy Banks 11 Yd Pass From Austin Davis (Justin Estes Kick) 028
TD00:25Gerald Baptiste 9 Yd Pass From Austin Davis (Justin Estes Kick) 035
THIRD QUARTERALCNUSM
TD05:55Austin Davis 1 Yd Run (Justin Estes Kick) 042
FOURTH QUARTERALCNUSM
FG12:39Justin Estes 21 Yd 045
TD06:45Desmond Johnson 2 Yd Run (Justin Estes Kick) 052