Scores

Final

Southern Miss 17

(4-6, 2-3 away)

UCF 6

(2-7, 2-3 home)

3:30 PM ET, November 8, 2008

Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando, FL

1 2 3 4 T
USM 0 7 7 317
UCF 6 0 0 06

Top Performers

Passing: A. Davis (USM) - 188 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: A. Davis (USM) - 25 CAR, 73 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Brown (USM) - 6 REC, 89 YDS, 1 TD

Southern Miss. 17, UCF 6

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Austin Davis' 8-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter sealed Southern Mississippi's 17-6 victory over Central Florida on Saturday.

Davis' third-quarter touchdown run capped a Southern Miss drive that included three third-down conversions and took nearly nine minutes.

Davis completed 21 of 34 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown, also rushing for 73 yards and the final score for the Golden Eagles (4-6, 2-4 Conference USA).

Rob Calabrese completed 12 of 30 passes for 141 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for the Golden Knights (2-7, 1-4).

The Golden Eagles outgained the Golden Knights 338-208, and capitalized on a pair of UCF turnovers to seal the victory.

Southern Miss led 7-6 at the half after Davis connected with DeAndre Brown for a 5-yard score. It was Brown's 11th touchdown reception of the year.

UCF scored on its first drive, when Calabrese connected with Khymest Williams for a 3-yard touchdown. The touchdown capped a 91-yard drive, UCF's longest drive of the year.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USM
UCF
1st Downs2210
Total Yards338208
Passing188144
Rushing15064
Penalties7-521-5
3rd Down Conversions9-211-11
4th Down Conversions2-20-1
Turnovers02
Possession41:5618:04

Passing Leaders

Southern MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis21/341885.510
UCFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Calabrese12/301414.712

Rushing Leaders

Southern MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Davis25732.9112
Floyd17663.9027
UCFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harvey7344.9028
Calabrese7263.7011

Receiving Leaders

Southern MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown68914.8147
Nelson7578.1029
UCFRECYDSAVGTDLG
Watters57114.2017
Aiken56312.6027

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUSMUCF
TD04:03Kyhmest Williams 3 Yd Pass From Rob Calabrese (Pat Failed) 06
SECOND QUARTERUSMUCF
TD03:10DeAndre Brown 5 Yd Pass From Austin Davis (Britt Barefoot Kick) 76
THIRD QUARTERUSMUCF
TD00:05Austin Davis 8 Yd Run (Britt Barefoot Kick) 146
FOURTH QUARTERUSMUCF
FG05:54Britt Barefoot 29 Yd 176