Boxscore
Southern Mississippi 31, Texas El Paso 13
Saturday, October 29, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Sun Bowl Stadium
Attendance - 24906

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Southern Mississippi 10 0 7 14 31
Texas El Paso 7 3 3 0 13

Recap


Southern Mississippi showcased its defensive prowess in the second half of a 31-13 victory over host Texas-El Paso on Saturday.

The No. 25 Golden Eagles (7-1, 3-1 Conference USA), who won their sixth straight game, held the Miners (4-4, 1-3) to three points after halftime and their lowest total output of the season.

Southern Miss didn’t look sharp in the first half with 95 yards, but turned it on after the break. Austin Davis completed two of his three touchdown passes during the second half, and a 68-yard touchdown run by Jamal Woodyard with 8:32 remaining helped the Golden Eagles pull away.

Less than a minute later, Deron Wilson’s interception - the 11th of the season by Southern Miss -  snuffed UTEP’s ensuing drive and dealt a serious blow to the Miners’ comeback hopes.

Ryan Balentine, Quentin Pierce and Dominique Sullivan were on the receiving end of Davis’ touchdown passes.

The Miners fell into a 10-0 hole but rallied on a 1-yard touchdown run by Leilyon Myers and a Dakota Warren field goal to enter the half in a deadlock. However, UTEP came up short in its bid for its first three-game winning streak since 2005.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:25
Southern Mississippi   FG  Texas El Paso 0 - Southern Mississippi 3
1st Quarter - 7:29
Southern Mississippi   TD  Texas El Paso 0 - Southern Mississippi 10
1st Quarter - 2:22
Texas El Paso   TD  Texas El Paso 7 - Southern Mississippi 10
2nd Quarter - 6:16
Texas El Paso   FG  Texas El Paso 10 - Southern Mississippi 10
3rd Quarter - 11:55
Southern Mississippi   TD  Texas El Paso 10 - Southern Mississippi 17
3rd Quarter - 7:35
Texas El Paso   FG  Texas El Paso 13 - Southern Mississippi 17
4th Quarter - 11:32
Southern Mississippi   TD  Texas El Paso 13 - Southern Mississippi 24
4th Quarter - 8:32
Southern Mississippi   TD  Texas El Paso 13 - Southern Mississippi 31
TEAMS

Team Records

  Southern Mississippi Texas El Paso
W/L 7 - 1 - 0 4 - 4 - 0
Conference 3 - 1 - 0 1 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Southern Mississippi Texas El Paso
Score 31 13
First Downs 22 14
3rd Down Efficiency 9-for-17
53%
6-for-15
40%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 450 262
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 42-260 27-68
Average/Rush 6.2 2.5
Passing
Comp-Att 17-31 21-35
Passing Yards 190 194
Average/Pass Play 5.9 5.2
Penalties-Yards 5-65 5-37
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 27:35 32:25

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Davis 17/31 190 3 1
Texas El Paso (4 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Lamaison 21/35 194 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Woodyard 16 134 8.4 1
T. Lampley 16 82 5.1 0
J. Hester 6 32 5.3 0
A. Davis 4 12 3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Banyard 8 38 4.8 0
V. Frazier 6 21 3.5 0
N. Jeffery 4 15 3.8 0
L. Myers 6 14 2.3 1
N. Lamaison 3 -20 -6.7 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
Q. Pierce 2 57 28.5 1
K. Bolden 4 37 9.2 0
D. Sullivan 2 31 15.5 1
C. Briggs 3 27 9.0 0
T. Lampley 1 23 23.0 0
B. Johnson 1 9 9.0 0
R. Hanks 1 3 3.0 0
J. Hester 1 3 3.0 0
R. Balentine 2 0 0.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Leslie 1 40 40.0 0
R. Carr 2 36 18.0 0
K. Perry 4 28 7.0 0
J. Lopez 2 20 10.0 0
C. Tucker 2 19 9.5 0
L. Williams 3 18 6.0 0
V. Frazier 3 16 5.3 0
N. Jeffery 2 10 5.0 0
M. Edwards 2 7 3.5 0
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