Boxscore
Boise State 40, Southern Mississippi 14
Saturday, October 6, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - M.M. Roberts Stadium
Attendance - 25337

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boise State 7 16 7 10 40
Southern Mississippi 0 0 7 7 14

Recap


No. 25 Boise State 40, Southern Mississippi 14: Joe Southwick fired three touchdown passes and the visiting Broncos forced five turnovers to win their fourth in a row and keep the Golden Eagles winless.

D.J. Harper rushed for two touchdowns for No. 25 Boise State (4-1), which has scored 32 points or more in three of its past four games. The Golden Eagles (0-5) had committed just six turnovers in their first four games, but the miscues led to 28 Boise State points.

A 16-point second quarter helped Boise State put the game away. Harper's 11-yard touchdown run, which was set up by Tyler Horn's fumble recovery, began the surge. Michael Frisina added a 21-yard field goal and Southwick hit Chris Potter on a 33-yard touchdown pass after Samuel Ukwuachu’s fumble recovery, making it 23-0 at halftime.

Southwick finished 17-for-26 passing for 201 yards, throwing a first-quarter touchdown to Matt Miller and a fourth-quarter score to Kirby Moore. Harper added a 19-yard TD run early in the third quarter and finished with 51 yards.

Southern Mississippi running back Desmond Johnson led all rushers with 113 yards on 15 carries, including a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Freshman quarterback Ricky Lloyd struggled, going 12-for-21 for 144 yards and two interceptions.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Broncos won despite going just 2-for-11 on third down. … Southwick passed for three touchdowns for the second consecutive week as Boise State scored a season high in points. … Southern Mississippi freshman quarterback Anthony Alford played late in the second half, scoring on a 4-yard run.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 6:08
Boise State   TD  Southern Mississippi 0 - Boise State 7
2nd Quarter - 14:06
Boise State   TD  Southern Mississippi 0 - Boise State 14
2nd Quarter - 9:51
Boise State   FG  Southern Mississippi 0 - Boise State 17
2nd Quarter - 0:06
Boise State   TD  Southern Mississippi 0 - Boise State 23
3rd Quarter - 12:49
Boise State   TD  Southern Mississippi 0 - Boise State 30
3rd Quarter - 4:10
Southern Mississippi   TD  Southern Mississippi 7 - Boise State 30
4th Quarter - 13:23
Boise State   TD  Southern Mississippi 7 - Boise State 37
4th Quarter - 9:24
Southern Mississippi   TD  Southern Mississippi 14 - Boise State 37
4th Quarter - 2:41
Boise State   FG  Southern Mississippi 14 - Boise State 40
TEAMS

Team Records

  Boise State Southern Mississippi
W/L 4 - 1 - 0 0 - 5 - 0
Conference 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Boise State Southern Mississippi
Score 40 14
First Downs 18 21
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-11
18%
5-for-15
33%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
2-for-3
67%
Total Yards 310 424
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 33-109 45-181
Average/Rush 3.3 4.0
Passing
Comp-Att 19-30 19-36
Passing Yards 201 243
Average/Pass Play 6.5 6.1
Penalties-Yards 5-56 5-57
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 4-3
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Time of Possession 29:25 30:35

PLAYER STATS

Boise State (4 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Southwick 18/27 195 3 1
G. Hedrick 1/3 6 0 0
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Lloyd 12/21 143 0 2
A. Alford 7/15 100 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Harper 13 47 3.6 2
J. Ajayi 9 40 4.4 0
J. Fields 4 12 3.0 0
M. Burroughs 1 12 12.0 0
J. Southwick 3 2 0.7 0
G. Hedrick 2 0 0.0 0
C. Potter 1 -4 -4.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Johnson 15 116 7.7 1
A. Alford 10 37 3.7 1
J. Richard 6 12 2.0 0
K. Hardy 2 8 4.0 0
J. Hester 3 8 2.7 0
T. Bracken 1 3 3.0 0
R. Lloyd 8 -3 -0.4 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Moore 5 61 12.2 1
A. Burks 3 35 11.7 0
C. Potter 1 33 33.0 1
M. Miller 4 32 8.0 1
S. Williams-Rhodes 2 15 7.5 0
G. Boldewijn 1 12 12.0 0
M. Burroughs 1 7 7.0 0
D. Harper 2 6 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Sullivan 7 63 9.0 0
T. Lampley 4 62 15.5 0
J. Sims 2 53 26.5 0
Q. Pierce 2 29 14.5 0
D. Thompson 2 25 12.5 0
F. Llanos 2 11 5.5 0
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