Quarterback Tyler Matthews led the White Team to a 22-14 victory in the Spring Game.
Southern Miss plays Rice to open the 2014 Conference USA slate on Saturday at The Rock.
Corey Acosta kicked a career-best four field goals and Southern Miss held off Alcorn State 26-20 Saturday night.
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Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2013)
2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 12 games on the season, making five starts ... Made collegiate debut on the road against Mississippi State, while earning first college start at home against Alcorn State ... Finished the season with 37 tackles, including 16 solo stops ... Posted 2.5 tackles for loss ... Recorded a pair of interceptions, a pass breakup, a quarterback hurry and a forced fumble ... Picked off a pass against Alcorn State with 57 seconds remaining in the game to preserve a 26-20 victory over the Braves.
2013 (Freshman): Named to the 2013-14 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Did not compete during the season, taking a redshirt.
High School: Played for coach Lance Mancuso at Bassfield High School ... Played both ways, primarily as quarterback, leading the team to a 16-0 record and the MHSAA Class 2A State Championship ... Threw for 696 yards and seven touchdowns ... Named First Team All-District and All-Area as a junior and a senior ... Honor student.
Personal: Full name is Jomez Dioventa Applewhite ... Son of Felicia and Joesph Applewhite ... Has a younger brother, Joesph Jr., and a younger sister, Ashten ... Born on Oct. 11, 1994 in Bassfield, Miss. ... Majoring in biological science.
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