Scores

Final

Southern Miss 37

(5-4, 4-2 C-USA)

UAB 7

(2-7, 1-4 C-USA)

7:00 PM ET, November 3, 2007

Legion Field (AL), Birmingham, AL

1 2 3 4 T
USM 3 27 7 037
UAB 0 0 7 07

Top Performers

Passing: J. Young (USM) - 95 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Fletcher (USM) - 15 CAR, 67 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: E. Morgan (USM) - 3 REC, 47 YDS, 2 TD

Southern Miss. 37, UAB 7

Associated Press

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.

Damion Fletcher ran for 67 yards and one touchdown and Tory Harrison added 57 yards and a touchdown for Southern Miss. Justin Estes kicked field goals of 40, 43 and 40 yards for the Golden Eagles.

UAB's only score came on a 32 yard pass from Sam Hunt to Sylvester Mencer in the third quarter. The Blazers (2-7, 1-4) managed only 244 yards total offense, with 65 yards rushing.

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USM
UAB
1st Downs2513
Total Yards456244
Passing118179
Rushing33865
Penalties3-306-50
3rd Down Conversions6-154-15
4th Down Conversions2-30-2
Turnovers12
Possession35:1024:50

Passing Leaders

Southern MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Young7/16955.920
UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hunt11/261254.811

Rushing Leaders

Southern MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Easterling16855.3016
Fletcher15674.5125
UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Webb6264.3022
Slaughter7172.406

Receiving Leaders

Southern MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Morgan34715.7236
Morris3248.0020
UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mencer46516.3132
Slaughter3268.7014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUSMUAB
FG04:56Justin Estes 40 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERUSMUAB
TD13:03Ed Morgan 4 Yd Pass From Jeremy Young (Justin Estes Kick) 100
TD10:53Ed Morgan 36 Yd Pass From Jeremy Young (Justin Estes Kick) 170
TD03:47Tory Harrison 4 Yd Run (Justin Estes Kick) 240
FG02:28Justin Estes 43 Yd 270
FG00:02Justin Estes 40 Yd 300
THIRD QUARTERUSMUAB
TD08:26Damion Fletcher 4 Yd Run (Justin Estes Kick) 370
TD05:46Sylvester Mencer 32 Yd Pass From Sam Hunt (Swayze Waters Kick) 377