BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Jeremy Young marked his return to the starting line up by throwing a pair of touchdown passes to Ed Morgan to lead Southern Mississippi to a 37-7 victory over UAB on Saturday.
Young had missed three games and played only briefly in a fourth because of an ankle sprain, but came back strong, completing 7-of-16 passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns and running for 58 yards.
Southern Miss (5-4, 4-2 Conference USA) blew the game open with a 27-point second quarter.
The Golden Eagles drove 68 yards in 12 plays to score on an 8-yard pass from Young to Morgan early in the second quarter.
Two plays later, C.J. Bailey intercepted a Hunt pass at the UAB 48-yard line. Southern Miss needed only five plays to score on a 36-yard pass from Young to Morgan
A 4-yard touchdown run by Harrison and a pair of field goals by Estes gave Southern Miss a 30-0 lead at halftime.