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NCAA Game Summary - Marshall at Southern Miss



(Saturday, October 2nd)

Final Score: Southern Miss 41, Marshall 16

Hattiesburg, MS (Sports Network) - Austin Davis ran for three scores and threw for another as the Southern Miss Golden Eagles cruised to a 41-16 victory over the Marshall Thundering Herd in a Conference USA tilt.

Desmond Johnson ran for 73 yards on 13 carries for Southern Miss (4-1, 1-0 C- USA).

Brian Anderson threw a touchdown pass in defeat for Marshall (1-4, 0-1).

The Golden Eagles dominated the first quarter, as a 19-yard touchdown pass from Davis to Quentin Pierce and a six-yard Davis scoring scamper enabled the squad to grab a 14-0 lead.

Davis scored on runs of seven yards and one yard in the second quarter, and Southern Miss owned a commanding 28-0 advantage at intermission.

Danny Hrapmann nailed a 51-yard field goal with just over 10 minutes remaining in the third quarter, pushing the Golden Eagles' lead to 31-0.

Marshall finally got on the board on the ensuing kickoff, as Troy Evans raced 100 yards to cut the huge deficit to 31-7.

With just over four minutes left in that third frame, Hrapmann made the score 34-7 with a 24-yard field goal.

Marshall scored a safety early in the fourth quarter and got a six-yard touchdown pass from Anderson to Aaron Dobson with 5:45 remaining, making the score 34-16.

The final points of the game came on a 13-yard touchdown run by Kendrick Hardy of Southern Miss, bringing the score to its final of 41-16.

10/03 00:45:01 ET