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Southern Miss Wins Emotional Game vs. Houston

Austin Davis rushed for four

touchdowns and threw for two more as Southern Mississippi ran past


Houston, 59 to 41.

Davis completed 23 of 30 passes for 285 yards without an

interception, and rushed for 111 yards on 17 carries to give the

Golden Eagles (8-3) an emotional win just six days after three

players were shot outside a Hattiesburg nightclub.

One of those players, linebacker Martez Smith, made an

appearance before the game to be honored on Senior Day.

Houston quarterback David Piland set the single-game passing

record for M.M. Roberts Stadium with 467 yards and four touchdowns,

but it didn't make up for an anemic rushing game that accounted for

just 30 yards on 19 attempts.

Kendrick Hardy rushed for 205 yards on 26 carries for Southern with two touchdowns.


Houston (5-6) fell to 4-4 in Conference USA and out of

contention for the league's Western Division.

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