Scores

Final

Louisiana Tech 17

(0-1, 0-0 C-USA)

Southern Miss 19

(1-0, 0-0 C-USA)

10:00 PM ET, September 3, 2011

M. M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS

1 2 3 4 T
LT 0 0 10 717
USM 7 0 3 919

Top Performers

Passing: A. Davis (USM) - 226 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: L. Creer (LT) - 17 CAR, 53 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: Q. Patton (SOU) - 5 REC, 95 YDS

Southern Miss. 19, Louisiana Tech 17

Associated Press

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Danny Hrapmann made a 49-yard field goal with 2:32 left to help Southern Miss beat Louisiana Tech 19-17 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.

Southern Miss held freshman quarterback Nick Isham and the Louisiana Tech offense to 244 yards, but mistakes on special team cost the Golden Eagles in several crucial situations. Southern Miss muffed and lost a punt at its own 3, had a field goal blocked and gave up Lyle Fitte's 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Down 7-0 at the half, Louisiana Tech tied it at 10 with the kickoff return and took a 17-13 lead after Southern Miss receiver Tracy Lampley muffed a punt at the 3.

Southern Miss pulled within a point on Corey Acosta's 42-yard field goal with 7:44 to go and took the lead on Hrapmann's 49-yarder. The defense then held on fourth-and-5 at midfield to seal the win.

Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis completed 21 passes for 226 yards. He also threw an interception.

Isham finished 20 of 36 for 176 yards for Tech.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LT
USM
1st Downs1321
Total Yards244379
Passing176226
Rushing68153
Penalties9-10111-84
3rd Down Conversions4-164-17
4th Down Conversions0-21-2
Turnovers02
Possession28:2831:32

Passing Leaders

Louisiana TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Isham20/361764.900
Southern MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis21/372266.101

Rushing Leaders

Louisiana TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Creer17533.1111
Holley3165.3013
Southern MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson13513.9016
Davis9515.7016

Receiving Leaders

Louisiana TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Patton59519.0046
Ikharo2199.5010
Southern MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Balentine68013.3039
Lampley46416.0035

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLTUSM
TD11:38Kelvin Bolden 12 Yd Run (Danny Hrapmann Kick) 07
THIRD QUARTERLTUSM
FG04:39Matt Nelson 28 Yd 37
FG00:14Danny Hrapmann 38 Yd 310
TD00:00Lyle Fitte 86 Yd Kickoff Return (Matt Nelson Kick) 1010
FOURTH QUARTERLTUSM
FG11:42Corey Acosta 25 Yd 1013
TD09:43Lennon Creer 1 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 1713
FG07:44Corey Acosta 42 Yd 1716
FG02:32Danny Hrapmann 49 Yd 1719