Scores

Final

Memphis 16

(2-5, 0-3 away)

Southern Miss 36

(4-3, 4-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, October 17, 2009

M. M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS

1 2 3 4 T
MEM 3 3 3 716
USM 0 10 14 1236

Top Performers

Passing: W. Hudgens (MEM) - 262 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: D. Fletcher (USM) - 17 CAR, 67 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Calhoun (MEM) - 11 REC, 83 YDS, 1 TD

Southern Miss. 36, Memphis 16

Associated Press

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Tracey Lampley had a 50-yard punt return in the third quarter to key a big second half in Southern Mississippi's 36-16 win over Memphis on Saturday night.

The Golden Eagles (4-3, 2-1 in Conference USA) shrugged off a slow start, in which they led 10-6 at the half, and scored 20 points in the third quarter.

Lampley's punt return, the first for any Southern Miss player since 2003, was the first score of the second half.

Golden Eagles tailbacks Damion Fletcher and Tory Harrison combined for 122 yards on 30 carries, and Fletcher scored twice.

Southern Miss had plenty of help from Memphis (2-5, 1-3), which committed 11 penalties for 105 yards and had two turnovers.

Southern Miss dedicated the game to punter Peter Wilkes, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on last Saturday in Union City, Tenn.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MEM
USM
1st Downs2421
Total Yards425360
Passing255155
Rushing170205
Penalties11-10510-86
3rd Down Conversions5-159-15
4th Down Conversions1-21-2
Turnovers21
Possession33:0027:00

Passing Leaders

MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hudgens26/422556.112
Southern MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Young10/211557.411

Rushing Leaders

MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Steele241365.7032
Pitts7334.7021
Southern MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fletcher17673.9216
Harrison13554.2111

Receiving Leaders

MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Calhoun10767.6112
Steele44110.3022
Southern MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown58316.6128
Pierce34414.7020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMEMUSM
FG03:32Matt Reagan 48 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERMEMUSM
FG13:26Justin Estes 28 Yd 33
FG08:46Matt Reagan 18 Yd 63
TD03:22Damion Fletcher 1 Yd Run (Justin Estes Kick) 610
THIRD QUARTERMEMUSM
TD09:58Tracey Lampley 50 Yd Punt Return (Justin Estes Kick) 617
TD03:42Tory Harrison 1 Yd Run (Justin Estes Kick) 624
FG00:31Matt Reagan 28 Yd 924
FOURTH QUARTERMEMUSM
TD14:36Damion Fletcher 3 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 930
TD11:54Duke Calhoun 12 Yd Pass From Will Hudgens (Matt Reagan Kick) 1630
TD09:14DeAndre Brown 28 Yd Pass From Martevious Young (Pat Failed) 1636