(Saturday, October 24th)
Final Score: Southern Mississippi 43, Tulane 6
Hattiesburg, MS (Sports Network) - Martevious Young threw for 127 yards and two touchdowns, as the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles defeated the Tulane Green Wave, 43-6, in Conference-USA action at MM Roberts Stadium.
Tory Harrison led the ground game for Southern Miss (5-3, 3-1 C-USA), rushing for 93 yards and one touchdown, while Damion Fletcher rumbled for 74 yards on 16 totes.
As for the Green Wave (2-5, 0-4), they were paced by Andre Anderson, who rushed for 92 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries. Ryan Griffin threw for 158 yards in the contest, but was intercepted once and sacked six times.
The Golden Eagles dominated the first half of action, beginning with a 21-yard touchdown pass from Young to DeAnre Brown.
Southern Mississippi's lead was pushed to 14-0 midway through the second frame thanks to a big play by the defense, as Jaime Collins scooped up a fumble and ran 16 yards for the touchdown.
With an offensive and defensive touchdown already in this matchup, the special teams for Southern Miss decided to join the fun, as Andre Watson returned a blocked field goal 77 yards for a touchdown. However, the extra point was unsuccessful, leaving the Golden Eagles with a 20-0 advantage.
The Golden Eagles continued their onslaught in the third frame when Young hit Brown for a six-yard touchdown pass. However, the extra point was missed, leaving Southern Miss with a 26-0 advantage.
Andre Anderson finally got the Green Wave on the scoreboard late in the third frame when he scored on a one-yard run.
Less than two minutes into the final frame Justin Estes nailed a 24-yard field goal, pushing Southern Mississippi's edge to 29-6.
The Golden Eagles continued to pour it on, as Harrison rumbled into the end zone on a four-yard run with just under six minutes remaining in the final quarter.
Southern Miss finished off the Green Wave when Tracey Lampley scored on a two- yard run with less than two minutes left in the contest.
10/24 23:39:38 ET