Southern Miss cruises past Navy, 63-35

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Austin Davis passed for 283 yards and three touchdowns, and Southern Miss beat Navy 63-35 on Saturday for its fourth straight victory.

Jeremy Hester rushed for 118 yards and a score and Tracy Lampley ran for two touchdowns for the Golden Eagles (5-1), who have tallied at least 30 points a game during their winning streak. Davis completed 21 of 23 passes and added 75 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.

Navy (2-3) lost a third consecutive game for the first time in four seasons under coach Ken Niumatalolo, surrendering a season high in points.

The Midshipmen played without fullback Alexander Teich, their leading rusher, who was held out of the game by Niumatalolo for disciplinary reasons.

Navy's Delvin Diggs ran for two touchdowns, and quarterback Kriss Proctor added 123 rushing yards.

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