Middle Tennessee 42, Southern Miss 21
Marshall 61, Southern Miss 13
The Golden Eagles are now 0-6, 0-2 in C-USA play.
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Last second field goal attempt blocked.
Last second field goal attempt blocked.
Allan Bridgford threw for 133 yards on 33 attempts.
Allan Bridgford was 21 of 35 for 222 yards.
Appeared in six games and made three starts for the Bears ... Threw for 277 yards on 31-of-68 passing with a touchdown and three interceptions ... Appeared in six games and made three starts, including his first career against Nevada (9/1) ... Started at home against No. 2 Oregon (11/10) and connected on 9-of-21 passes for 113 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions ... The TD pass covered 10 yards ... Also started the final game at Oregon State (11/17) and was 18-for-31 for 132 yards and an interception ... Added a one-yard scoring run against the Beavers ... Completed 11-of-21 passes for 90 yards with one interception as the starting quarterback for the winning Gold team in the spring game heading into the 2012 campaign
Played in four games off the bench as the team's No. 2 quarterback, completing 13-of-32 passes for 184 yards without a touchdown or interception for an 88.93 passer efficiency rating ... Had three rushes for one yard ... Biggest game came at Oregon (10/6) when he completed 8-of-19 passes for 103 yards ... Led the Bears on two third-quarter touchdown drives and was 4-of-10 for 76 yards vs. Presbyterian (9/17), including a career-long 33-yard completion to Marvin Jones ... also had a one-yard rush versus Presbyterian ... Was 1-of-3 for five yards with two rushes for no yards against Washington State (11/5) ... Threw three completions of 20 or more yards
Did not play as he recovered from a shoulder injury
Redshirted ... Named the nation's No. 15 incoming freshman quarterback by Phil Steele prior to the season ... Prep: A four-star recruit by Rivals and Scout from one of the top high school football programs in the country ... Rated No. 7 by Rivals on its pro-style quarterbacks list ... Also rated as the nation's No. 19 quarterback and No. 79 overall player by ESPN, while Tom Lemming checked him in at No. 55 overall and CBS College Sports had him at No. 62 ... Played in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl, while he was also selected for the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game and the Orange County North/South Prep All-Star Football Game following his 2008 senior campaign ... Winner of the 2009 Glenn Davis Award at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which exemplifies the Army's high standards of excellence in community service, education and athletics ... Participated in the Elite 11 quarterback camp ... Rated fifth among the nation's most accurate throwers by Rivals ... Earned several accolades during his senior year, including 2008 South Coast League Co-Offensive MVP and Team MVP honors, as well as first-team All-SCL recognition when he led his team to the section playoffs ... Completed 184-of-300 (61.3 percent) passes during his senior year, amassing single-season school records and nationally leading totals of 3,058 passing yards (254.8 ypg) and 38 touchdown throws, with his 184 completions also a single-season mark ... Threw for 2,508 yards and 22 scores on 177-of-288 (61.5%) passing as a junior when he was the SCL MVP and also earned Team MVP and first-team All-SCL honors ... Left Mission Viejo as its all-time leader in passing yards (7,208), passes attempted (661), passes completed (430) and passing touchdowns (77) after leading his team to the playoffs in each of his three seasons as the starting signal-caller, as well as the SCL title as a sophomore in 2006 ... His 29 career 100-yard passing games were also a school record ... set several additional single-game school records, including most passing yards (453), passes attempted (44), passes completed (30) and the highest percentage of passes completed (100.0%, 11-11).