Davis leads Southern Miss over Virginia 30-24

AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Austin Davis threw three touchdown passes and Southern Mississippi held on for a 30-24 victory against Virginia on Saturday.

Davis' biggest completion came with less than 3 minutes to play - a swing pass that Tracy Lampley took 41 yards down the left sideline to convert a third & 23 from the Golden Eagles' 41 yard-line.

Virginia (2-2) had closed to within a field goal on David Watford's 1-yard TD pass to Jeremiah Mathis and his 2-point conversion pass to Kris Burd with 5:18 left, but Lampley's huge catch & run led to a 27-yard Danny Hrapmann field goal with 1:31 left,

After picking up one first down on its ensuing possession, Virginia gave up the ball on downs.

Southern Miss (3-1) beat the Cavaliers for the second straight time and beat a BCS-level school on the road for the first time in five tries.

The Golden Eagles intercepted Virginia's Michael Rocco three times.

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