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Post Game Notes




Sept. 4, 2011

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Overall Notes
  • Tonight's Captains were defensive back Cameron O'Neal, linebacker Korey Williams, offensive lineman Lamar Holmes, defensive lineman Terrance Pope and quarterback Austin Davis.
  • Tonight's attendance was 22,356.
  • The Golden Eagles have won 11 straight home openers, and improve to 77-13-2 all-time.
  • Southern Miss improves to 17-1 all-time in season openers played at home, including having won the last eight.
  • The Golden Eagles improve to 63-31 all-time in season opening games.
  • Southern Miss improves to 38-16 all-time against teams from the Western Athletic Conference.
  • Head Coach Larry Fedora is now 6-1 all-time in non-conference home games, and has won the last five.

Offensive Notes

  • Senior quarterback Austin Davis was 21-of-37 for 226 yards. It was his 23rd 200-yard passing game of his career to take sole possession of the school record in that category. Jeff Kelly had 22.
  • Southern Miss was held to just seven points in the first half. It was its lowest first half point total since scoring six against UAB last year.
  • Senior wide receiver Kelvin Bolden recorded his first career rushing touchdown on a 13-yard end around in the first quarter.
  • Senior wide receiver William Spight's 25-yard reception in the first quarter was the longest of his career.
  • Senior wide receiver Ryan Balentine caught six passes for a career-long 80 yards.
  • Balentine's 39-yard reception in the fourth quarter was the longest of his career.

Defensive Notes

  • The Golden Eagles held Louisiana Tech scoreless in the first half. It is the first time they held an opponent scoreless in the first half since Marshall last year.
  • Junior Cordarro Law recorded two sacks in the game, giving him 20.5 on his career. He passed Terrell Paul (2000-03) for fourth-place on the school's all-time sack list.
  • Senior defensive lineman Deddrick Jones recorded his second career sack in the second quarter.

Special Teams Notes

  • Senior placekicker Danny Hrappman connected on a 38-yard field goal in the third quarter.
  • Freshman placekicker Corey Acosta connected on field goals of 25 and 41 yards. They were the first of his career.
  • Senior linebacker Tim Green blocked a punt in the first quarter. It was his second blocked punt of his career. He also blocked a punt against Kansas last year.
  • It was also the first blocked punt since Reggie Hunt against Marshall in 2010.
  • Southern Miss allowed a kickoff return for a touchdown for the second straight game.
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