USM's Ito Smith named C-USA offensive player of week - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

USM's Ito Smith named C-USA offensive player of week

USM running back Ito Smith. Courtesy: WDAM USM running back Ito Smith. Courtesy: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

For the second time this season and second time in his career, Southern Miss running back Ito Smith earned Conference USA Offensive Player of the week honors.

The honor came after Smith rushed for 178 yards on 17 carries, including an 89-yard touchdown run in the Golden Eagles’ 31-29 win over UTSA.

The senior’s touchdown scamper marked the longest scoring run in school history and hoped him move ahead of Ben Garry and Derrick Nix to second place on USM’s all-time rushing list. Smith now has 3,736 career rushing yards after his third straight 100-yard game.

“Ito’s Ito,” said USM head coach Jay Hopson. “We could say the same thing, it’d be like a rewinded tape. Ito’s just a football player. And he’s a guy that made another big play but he’s been doing that for three years. Ito’s a humble guy too and he deserves everything he gets. He just goes to work.”

Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Sting leads to 4 arrests, stolen weapons from Hattiesburg car break-ins

    Sting leads to 4 arrests, stolen weapons from Hattiesburg car break-ins

    Thursday, April 19 2018 3:13 PM EDT2018-04-19 19:13:28 GMT
    Three men and a 16-year-old were arrested in the overnight sting.  Source: WDAM.Three men and a 16-year-old were arrested in the overnight sting. Source: WDAM.

    An overnight auto burglary sting lead to four arrests and several stolen weapons and electronics in Hattiesburg.

    More >>

    An overnight auto burglary sting lead to four arrests and several stolen weapons and electronics in Hattiesburg.

    More >>
  • Rite Aid will soon be no more in the Pine Belt

    Rite Aid will soon be no more in the Pine Belt

    Thursday, April 19 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-04-19 18:13:00 GMT
    Forbes reported late last month that Walgreens finalized a deal with Rite Aid to purchase 1,932 of its stores in a $4.4 billion cash deal. (Photo source: WDAM)Forbes reported late last month that Walgreens finalized a deal with Rite Aid to purchase 1,932 of its stores in a $4.4 billion cash deal. (Photo source: WDAM)

    There were two Rite Aid stores in the Pine Belt at the start of 2018; one in Petal and one in Hattiesburg. Now, only the Petal location remains open, but it will soon close its doors for good, too.

    More >>

    There were two Rite Aid stores in the Pine Belt at the start of 2018; one in Petal and one in Hattiesburg. Now, only the Petal location remains open, but it will soon close its doors for good, too.

    More >>
  • UPDATE: Missing teen in George County found safe

    UPDATE: Missing teen in George County found safe

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:19:12 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    The search for a missing teenager in George County has ended. The 14-year-old boy was found safe shortly after 11 a.m., say authorities.

    More >>

    The search for a missing teenager in George County has ended. The 14-year-old boy was found safe shortly after 11 a.m., say authorities.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly