(Saturday, November 1st)
Final Score: Southern Mississippi 70, UAB 14
Hattiesburg, MS (Sports Network) - Austin Davis ran for five touchdowns and threw for another to lead the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in a romp of the UAB Blazers, 70-14, in a Conference USA tilt at Roberts Stadium.
Davis completed 6-of-7 tosses for 141 yards, while also rushing for 10 times for 81 yards. Tory Harrison had 137 yard and three touchdowns on 20 carries for the Eagles (3-6, 2-4 CUSA), who posted 463 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground as a team. With the victory, USM snapped a five-game losing streak, its longest in 32 years.
Joe Webb led the way for UAB (2-7, 1-4) by throwing for 127 yards and two scores, although he was picked off four times. Rashaud Slaughter rushed for 65 yards on 12 carries and also hauled in four passes for 22 yards and a touchdown, as the Blazers fell for the fourth time in five outings.
The Eagles put this one away in the first quarter, as they scored 28- unanswered points in the frame. Davis opened the contest with a 10-yard touchdown run before throwing a 60-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Brown. He than rumbled eight yards for a score and that was followed by a one-yard touchdown run from Harrison.
UAB stopped some of the bleeding with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Webb to Slaughter early in the second quarter.
USM, though, scored 21 straight points in the frame to take a commanding 49-7 lead into the break. Harrison first plunged one yard for score prior to Davis posting touchdown runs of 23 and one yard. The 49 first-half points set a new team record.
Less than a minute into the second half, Davis rumbled four yards for another touchdown.
UAB countered with a 12-yard touchdown pass from Webb to Mario Wright.
USM, however, closed out the third quarter and the game's scoring with a 69- yard touchdown run by Harrison and one-yard run for a score by V.J. Floyd.
The Eagles scored their most points since beating Cal State Fullerton, 70-0, in 1975, as they improved to 9-0 all-time versus UAB.
11/02 00:22:06 ET