Scores

Final

Southern Miss 31

(7-1, 3-1 C-USA)

UTEP 13

(4-4, 1-3 C-USA)

8:00 PM ET, October 29, 2011

Sun Bowl, EL PASO, TX

1 2 3 4 T
USM 10 0 7 1431
UTEP 7 3 3 013

Top Performers

Passing: A. Davis (USM) - 190 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Woodyard (USM) - 16 CAR, 134 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: Q. Pierce (USM) - 2 REC, 57 YDS, 1 TD

Southern Miss. 31, UTEP 13

Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas -- Austin Davis threw three touchdown passes and Jamal Woodyard rushed for 134 yards and a TD as Southern Miss defeated UTEP 31-13 on Saturday.

The Golden Eagles (7-1, 3-1 Conference USA), who won their sixth straight game and are knocking on the door of a Top 25 ranking, broke open a 10-10 game in the second half when Davis threw scoring passes of 47 yards to Quentin Pierce and 15 yards to Dominique Sullivan, and Woodyard scored on a 68-yard run.

Davis also had a 1-yard TD pass to Ryan Balentine in the first quarter and finished with 190 yards passing.

UTEP (4-4, 1-3), which was held to 262 yards of offense, got its only touchdown in the first quarter on a 1-yard run by Leilyon Myers. Dakota Warren added a pair of field goals for the Miners.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USM
UTEP
1st Downs2214
Total Yards450262
Passing190194
Rushing26068
Penalties5-655-37
3rd Down Conversions9-176-15
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers12
Possession27:3532:25

Passing Leaders

Southern MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis17/311906.131
UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lamaison21/351945.501

Rushing Leaders

Southern MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Woodyard161348.4168
Lampley16825.1011
UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Banyard8384.8015
Frazier6213.5011

Receiving Leaders

Southern MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pierce25728.5147
Bolden4379.3013
UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leslie14040.0040
Carr23618.0031

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUSMUTEP
FG08:25Danny Hrapmann 27 Yd 30
TD07:29Ryan Balentine 1 Yd Pass From Austin Davis (Danny Hrapmann Kick) 100
TD02:22Leilyon Myers 1 Yd Run (Dakota Warren Kick) 107
SECOND QUARTERUSMUTEP
FG06:16Dakota Warren 25 Yd 1010
THIRD QUARTERUSMUTEP
TD11:55Quentin Pierce 47 Yd Pass From Austin Davis (Danny Hrapmann Kick) 1710
FG07:35Dakota Warren 47 Yd 1713
FOURTH QUARTERUSMUTEP
TD11:32Dominique Sullivan 15 Yd Pass From Austin Davis (Danny Hrapmann Kick) 2413
TD08:32Jamal Woodyard 68 Yd Run (Danny Hrapmann Kick) 3113