Scores

Final

Tulsa 34

(4-7, 3-3 away)

Southern Miss 44

(7-4, 6-0 home)

7:30 PM ET, November 21, 2009

M. M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS

1 2 3 4 T
TLSA 14 14 0 634
USM 6 28 10 044

Top Performers

Passing: M. Young (USM) - 276 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: G. Kinne (TLSA) - 19 CAR, 88 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Johnson (TLSA) - 17 REC, 196 YDS

Southern Miss. 44, Tulsa 34

Associated Press

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Martevious Young threw a career-high four touchdown passes and Southern Mississippi beat Tulsa 44-34 on Saturday night.

The Golden Eagles (7-4, 5-2 Conference USA) can earn a spot in the conference championship game with a win Saturday against East Carolina.

Young went 12-for-21 for 276 yards. The Golden Eagles led 34-28 at the end of the third quarter and scored 10 unanswered points to put the game out of reach. DeAndre Brown had touchdown catches of 95 and 34 yards.

The Golden Hurricane (4-7, 2-5), have lost five straight games and will miss a bowl game for the first time since 2004.

Charles Clay ran for two touchdowns for Tulsa and caught two touchdown passes.

Tulsa's G.J. Kinne went 32-for-46 for 396 yards. Damaris Johnson caught 17 passes for 196 yards but did not score.

The game was delayed 50 minutes for lightning in the fourth quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TLSA
USM
1st Downs3320
Total Yards589439
Passing396276
Rushing193163
Penalties5-459-72
3rd Down Conversions9-153-12
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers30
Possession34:5225:08

Passing Leaders

TulsaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kinne32/463968.621
Southern MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Young12/2127613.140

Rushing Leaders

TulsaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kinne19884.6155
Carter7344.9010
Southern MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fletcher22884.0014
Young11595.4024

Receiving Leaders

TulsaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson1719611.5025
Clay814217.8263
Southern MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown313545.0295
Morris16060.0160

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTLSAUSM
TD11:39Johdrick Morris 60 Yd Pass From Martevious Young (Pat Failed) 06
TD07:14Charles Clay 2 Yd Run (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 76
TD00:25Charles Clay 3 Yd Pass From G.J. Kinne (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 146
SECOND QUARTERTLSAUSM
TD13:48Tracey Lampley 12 Yd Pass From Martevious Young (Daniel Hrapmann Kick) 1413
TD11:59Ronnie Thornton 42 Yd Fumble Return (Daniel Hrapmann Kick) 1420
TD11:00G.J. Kinne 55 Yd Run (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 2120
TD08:23DeAndre Brown 34 Yd Pass From Martevious Young (Daniel Hrapmann Kick) 2127
TD01:39Charles Clay 1 Yd Run (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 2827
TD00:34Tory Harrison 1 Yd Run (Daniel Hrapmann Kick) 2834
THIRD QUARTERTLSAUSM
TD08:00DeAndre Brown 95 Yd Pass From Martevious Young (Daniel Hrapmann Kick) 2841
FG00:23Daniel Hrapmann 25 Yd 2844
FOURTH QUARTERTLSAUSM
TD02:10Charles Clay 6 Yd Pass From G.J. Kinne (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 3444