Boxscore
Southern Mississippi 30, Central Florida 29
Saturday, November 12, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - M.M. Roberts Stadium
Attendance - 32925

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Central Florida 3 3 3 20 29
Southern Mississippi 7 6 3 14 30

Recap


Jacorius Cotton knocked away a potential game-winning two-point conversion on the last play of the game as No. 22 Southern Mississippi survived a wild fourth quarter to edge visiting Central Florida 30-29 on Saturday.

The Golden Eagles (9-1, 5-1 Conference USA), who are off to their best 10-game start since they also were 9-1 in 1996, have won eight in a row.

Southern Mississippi went ahead on Austin Davis' 4-yard touchdown pass to Chris Briggs with 5:52 remaining. The ensuing two-point conversion made it 30-23.

Central Florida (4-6, 2-4) recovered a Southern Mississippi fumble at its own 11 with 2:47 remaining and drove to the Southern Mississippi 25 when redshirt freshman quarterback Blake Bortles threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to J.J. Worton as time expired.

The Knights went for the win, but Bortles' pass intended for Adam Nissley in the back of the end zone was knocked away by Cotton.

Davis passed for a season-high 366 yards and two touchdowns, while All-American kicker Danny Hrapmann tied a career-high with five field goals.

Bortles, who replaced starter Jeff Godfrey and played the entire second half, completed 24-of-34 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:01
Central Florida   FG  Southern Mississippi 0 - Central Florida 3
1st Quarter - 1:55
Southern Mississippi   TD  Southern Mississippi 7 - Central Florida 3
2nd Quarter - 7:35
Southern Mississippi   FG  Southern Mississippi 10 - Central Florida 3
2nd Quarter - 3:40
Central Florida   FG  Southern Mississippi 10 - Central Florida 6
2nd Quarter - 0:08
Southern Mississippi   FG  Southern Mississippi 13 - Central Florida 6
3rd Quarter - 7:07
Southern Mississippi   FG  Southern Mississippi 16 - Central Florida 6
3rd Quarter - 3:34
Central Florida   FG  Southern Mississippi 16 - Central Florida 9
4th Quarter - 13:40
Southern Mississippi   FG  Southern Mississippi 19 - Central Florida 9
4th Quarter - 13:28
Central Florida   TD  Southern Mississippi 19 - Central Florida 16
4th Quarter - 11:56
Southern Mississippi   FG  Southern Mississippi 22 - Central Florida 16
4th Quarter - 8:24
Central Florida   TD  Southern Mississippi 22 - Central Florida 23
4th Quarter - 5:52
Southern Mississippi   TD  Southern Mississippi 30 - Central Florida 23
4th Quarter - 0:00
Central Florida   TD  Southern Mississippi 30 - Central Florida 29
TEAMS

Team Records

  Central Florida Southern Mississippi
W/L 4 - 6 - 0 9 - 1 - 0
Conference 2 - 4 - 0 5 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Central Florida Southern Mississippi
Score 29 30
First Downs 22 23
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-13
38%
3-for-14
21%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 364 519
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 24-48 23-127
Average/Rush 2.0 5.5
Passing
Comp-Att 31-44 27-49
Passing Yards 316 392
Average/Pass Play 6.9 7.8
Penalties-Yards 11-84 13-103
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 32:38 27:22

PLAYER STATS

Central Florida (4 - 6)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Bortles 24/34 248 2 1
J. Godfrey 7/10 68 0 0
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Davis 26/48 364 2 0
P. Boehme 1/1 28 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Murray 4 19 4.8 0
R. Weaver 11 12 1.1 0
B. Bortles 7 12 1.7 0
J. Godfrey 2 5 2.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Woodyard 12 70 5.8 0
T. Lampley 4 24 6.0 0
Q. Pierce 1 23 23.0 0
A. Davis 6 10 1.7 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Worton 11 114 10.4 1
A. Guyton 4 58 14.5 0
J. Reese 3 32 10.7 0
Q. McDuffie 4 31 7.8 0
L. Murray 2 31 15.5 0
R. Weaver 3 30 10.0 1
B. Kelly 2 11 5.5 0
K. Williams 1 9 9.0 0
J. Godfrey 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Balentine 6 122 20.3 0
K. Bolden 5 95 19.0 0
C. Briggs 4 67 16.8 1
D. Sullivan 3 57 19.0 0
E. Johnson 1 28 28.0 0
D. Johnson 2 11 5.5 0
R. Hanks 1 5 5.0 0
T. Lampley 3 3 1.0 0
J. Woodyard 1 3 3.0 0
B. Johnson 1 1 1.0 1
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