Boxscore
Southern Mississippi 48, East Carolina 28
Saturday, November 5, 2011 4:00 PM
Location - Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Attendance - 50345

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Southern Mississippi 21 17 7 3 48
East Carolina 7 7 7 7 28

Recap


Southern Mississippi had two special teams touchdowns and a pair of defensive scores in its 48-28 victory over host East Carolina on Saturday.

The Golden Eagles (8-1, 4-1 C-USA), who won their sixth straight game, improved to 16-3 at East Carolina (4-5, 3-2) and took over sole possession of first in the East Division.

Southern Miss, which had only three offensive possessions in the first two quarters, scored its first three touchdowns on defense and special teams. Jamie Collins intercepted Dominique Davis’ pass and returned it 97 yards for a score, Tracy Lampley had a 60-yard punt return and Emmanuel Johnson scored on a 15-yard blocked punt return.

Deron Wilson returned Davis’ second interception of the game 79 yards for a touchdown late in the second quarter to give the Eagles a 38-14 halftime lead.

East Carolina, which had its three-game winning streak snapped, failed to score 30 or more points for the first time in its last four games.

Davis finished with 262 yards passing and two touchdowns and also had a rushing score for the Pirates, and Reese Wiggins caught four passes for 85 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown on East Carolina’s opening possession.

Austin Davis completed 16-of-24 passes for 133 yards and a touchdown for the Eagles, who were outgained 419-299 but scored more than 30 points for the sixth straight game.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 14:08
East Carolina   TD  East Carolina 7 - Southern Mississippi 0
1st Quarter - 9:19
Southern Mississippi   TD  East Carolina 7 - Southern Mississippi 7
1st Quarter - 7:44
Southern Mississippi   TD  East Carolina 7 - Southern Mississippi 14
1st Quarter - 5:08
Southern Mississippi   TD  East Carolina 7 - Southern Mississippi 21
2nd Quarter - 13:42
Southern Mississippi   TD  East Carolina 7 - Southern Mississippi 28
2nd Quarter - 7:36
East Carolina   TD  East Carolina 14 - Southern Mississippi 28
2nd Quarter - 4:25
Southern Mississippi   FG  East Carolina 14 - Southern Mississippi 31
2nd Quarter - 3:26
Southern Mississippi   TD  East Carolina 14 - Southern Mississippi 38
3rd Quarter - 8:27
East Carolina   TD  East Carolina 21 - Southern Mississippi 38
3rd Quarter - 0:25
Southern Mississippi   TD  East Carolina 21 - Southern Mississippi 45
4th Quarter - 11:14
Southern Mississippi   FG  East Carolina 21 - Southern Mississippi 48
4th Quarter - 0:53
East Carolina   TD  East Carolina 28 - Southern Mississippi 48
TEAMS

Team Records

  Southern Mississippi East Carolina
W/L 8 - 1 - 0 4 - 5 - 0
Conference 4 - 1 - 0 3 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Southern Mississippi East Carolina
Score 48 28
First Downs 17 24
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-10
30%
9-for-19
47%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
2-for-3
67%
Total Yards 299 420
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 30-137 47-111
Average/Rush 4.6 2.4
Passing
Comp-Att 17-26 27-42
Passing Yards 162 309
Average/Pass Play 6.2 6.6
Penalties-Yards 8-65 3-35
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 24:15 35:45

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Davis 16/24 133 1 0
Q. Pierce 1/1 29 0 0
East Carolina (4 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Davis 22/36 262 2 2
R. Johnson 5/6 47 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Woodyard 10 57 5.7 0
D. Johnson 11 47 4.3 1
A. Davis 4 23 5.8 0
A. Favor 1 4 4.0 0
J. Hester 3 3 1.0 0
K. Bolden 1 3 3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Hunt 19 53 2.8 0
D. Davis 13 24 1.8 1
M. Dobson 9 18 2.0 0
A. Owah 5 14 2.8 1
D. Harris 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Bolden 3 45 15.0 0
R. Balentine 3 28 9.3 0
C. Briggs 1 27 27.0 0
J. Woodyard 4 26 6.5 1
D. Sullivan 2 20 10.0 0
D. Johnson 2 9 4.5 0
Q. Pierce 1 6 6.0 0
T. Lampley 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Wiggins 4 85 21.2 1
J. Hardy 7 64 9.1 1
A. Bodenheimer 5 60 12.0 0
D. Harris 4 41 10.2 0
D. Webster 3 33 11.0 0
J. Womack 2 15 7.5 0
A. Owah 1 10 10.0 0
M. Dobson 1 1 1.0 0
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