Corey Acosta kicked a career-best four field goals and Southern Miss held off Alcorn State 26-20 Saturday night.
Southern Miss falls to Middle Tennessee, 37-31.
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Southern Miss vs. Alcorn State
The Golden Eagles are now 0-10; 0-6 in C-USA play.
2014 (Sophomore): Played in 12 games on the season, making 10 starts ... Caught 30 balls for 417 yards and a pair of touchdowns ... Had four games of 50 or more yards, including three consecutive games with over 50 yards receiving ... Caught a season-best six balls for a season-high 70 yards against Louisiana Tech ... Notched 55 yards receiving against North Texas, UTEP and UAB ... Had a touchdown in the Golden Eagles' 26-20 victory over Alcorn State, while adding a score on the road at Middle Tennessee ... Hauled in a season-long 43-yard reception at UTEP.
2013 (Freshman): Named to the 2013-14 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Played in all 12 games on the season, making nine starts ... Made collegiate debut in the season-opener against Texas State, while earning first collegiate start at Boise State ... Caught 24 passes on the year for 306 yards with three touchdown receptions ... Had a season-best 74 yards to go along with a season-high five receptions at Louisiana Tech ... Scored touchdowns against Boise State, East Carolina and UAB ... Had a 43-yard punt return in the Golden Eagles' 62-27 victory over the Blazers in the season finale.
High School: Two-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Lettered at Southern Lab in Baton Rouge, La. ... Named to The Advocate's Class 1A Honorable Mention All-State ... Caught 40 passes for 830 yards and 16 touchdowns ... Named District 7-1A All-District team ... Also played basketball and was a member of the track & field team ... Earned All-District accolades in hoops, averaging 15 points, eight rebounds and two blocks per game ... Helped the Kittens to a State Championship Runner-Up finish on the basketball court ... In track & field, was named All-State, All-Region, All-District and Team MVP ... Three-time State Champion in the high jump and triple jump ... Tabbed Advocate Boys Track Athlete of the Year ... Helped Southern Lab claim the 2013 Track & Field State Championship.
Personal: Full name is Marquise Terrell Ricard ... Son of Regina Ricard and John Smothers ... Has three brothers, Kejuan Spears, Kaderic Ricard and John Smothers Jr. ... Relatives, Warrick Dunn (Atlanta Falcons), Allen Richard (Baltimore Ravens) and Lester Ricard (Carolina Panthers), all played football in the NFL ... Born on June 24, 1994 in Baton Rouge, La. ... Majoring in constructional engineering.
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