Scores

Final

Southern Miss 41

(5-2, 2-1 away)

Memphis 19

(1-6, 1-2 home)

12:00 PM ET, October 16, 2010

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN

1 2 3 4 T
USM 17 7 3 1441
MEM 6 0 3 1019

Top Performers

Passing: A. Davis (USM) - 275 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: K. Hardy (USM) - 11 CAR, 101 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Rucker (MEM) - 4 REC, 155 YDS, 2 TD

Southern Miss. 41, Memphis 19

Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Austin Davis threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns Saturday to lead Southern Mississippi to a 41-19 victory over Memphis.

Davis completed 19 of 30 passes. Receiver Kelvin Bolden had eight receptions for 154 yards and one touchdown as the Golden Eagles (5-2, 2-1 Conference USA) won for the fifth time in their last six games. Their lone loss in the streak was the previous week to East Carolina 44-43.

Kendrick Hardy rushed for 101 yards on 11 carries and a second-half touchdown for Southern Miss.

The Golden Eagles defense, ranked 11th in the nation in yards allowed per game (a 291-yard average) did its job, limiting the Tigers (1-6, 0-4) to 269 yards, including only 32 on the ground.

Memphis quarterback Ryan Williams was 11-for-21 passing for 237 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USM
MEM
1st Downs2510
Total Yards515269
Passing275237
Rushing24032
Penalties5-416-44
3rd Down Conversions8-173-12
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers02
Possession36:5023:10

Passing Leaders

Southern MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis19/302759.230
MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Williams11/2123711.320

Rushing Leaders

Southern MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hardy111019.2159
Johnson15593.9112
MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rhodes11252.3015
Ray8243.009

Receiving Leaders

Southern MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bolden815419.3147
Morris45614.0121
MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rucker415538.8281
Johnson14545.0045

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUSMMEM
FG12:28Danny Hrapmann 36 Yd 30
TD10:44Marcus Rucker 22 Yd Pass From Ryan Williams (Pat Failed) 36
TD05:12Johdrick Morris 6 Yd Pass From Austin Davis (Danny Hrapmann Kick) 106
TD00:00Desmond Johnson 11 Yd Pass From Austin Davis (Danny Hrapmann Kick) 176
SECOND QUARTERUSMMEM
TD06:09Desmond Johnson 2 Yd Run (Danny Hrapmann Kick) 246
THIRD QUARTERUSMMEM
FG06:10Danny Hrapmann 21 Yd 276
FG02:02Paulo Henriques 45 Yd 279
FOURTH QUARTERUSMMEM
TD12:28Kelvin Bolden 28 Yd Pass From Austin Davis (Danny Hrapmann Kick) 349
TD11:37Marcus Rucker 81 Yd Pass From Ryan Williams (Paulo Henriques Kick) 3416
TD08:32Kendrick Hardy 59 Yd Run (Danny Hrapmann Kick) 4116
FG05:45Paulo Henriques 47 Yd 4119