Scores

Final

Southern Miss 13

(3-1, 1-1 away)

Louisiana Tech 12

(1-3, 0-2 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 25, 2010

Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA

1 2 3 4 T
USM 3 0 10 013
LT 3 0 0 912

Top Performers

Passing: A. Davis (USM) - 233 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Davis (USM) - 18 CAR, 69 YDS

Receiving: K. Bolden (USM) - 2 REC, 79 YDS, 1 TD

Southern Miss. 13, Louisiana Tech 12

Associated Press

RUSTON, La. -- Southern Miss withstood a furious rally by Louisiana Tech in the fourth quarter as the Golden Eagles held off the Bulldogs 13-12 on Saturday night.

Deron Wilson picked off Louisiana Tech quarterback Tarik Hakmi at the Southern Miss 20-yard line with 2:31 left on the clock to seal the win.

The Golden Eagles (3-1) led 13-3 in the fourth quarter and appeared on their way to victory against a Bulldogs offense that struggled until late.

Hakmi found Richie Casey across the middle for a 19-yard touchdown with 11:07 remaining as the Bulldogs closed to within 13-10.

Louisiana Tech (1-3) cut the margin to 13-12 in the fourth after Rufus Porter blocked the punt of Ryan Allen, who batted the ball out the back of the end zone for a safety.

Austin Davis threw for 233 yards and one score for Southern Miss.

Hakmi passed for 262 yards and two interceptions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USM
LT
1st Downs2317
Total Yards425309
Passing233262
Rushing19247
Penalties8-904-30
3rd Down Conversions8-204-15
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers24
Possession38:2521:35

Passing Leaders

Southern MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis22/382336.111
Louisiana TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hakmi22/352627.512

Rushing Leaders

Southern MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Davis18693.8012
Johnson22683.1016
Louisiana TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hakmi12262.2013
Creer5224.4013

Receiving Leaders

Southern MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bolden27939.5156
Morris56412.8032
Louisiana TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fortson36622.0038
Livas5479.4020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUSMLT
FG07:09Danny Hrapmann 45 Yd 30
FG03:28Matt Nelson 29 Yd 33
THIRD QUARTERUSMLT
TD12:59Kelvin Bolden 23 Yd Pass From Austin Davis (Danny Hrapmann Kick) 103
FG03:00Danny Hrapmann 37 Yd 133
FOURTH QUARTERUSMLT
TD11:07Richie Casey 19 Yd Pass From Tarik Hakmi (Matt Nelson Kick) 1310
SF10:01Ball Through End Zone 1312