Post Game Notes
Florida International 24, Southern Miss 23
Oct. 5, 2013
- Today's captains were defensive back David Bertucci, wide receiver Markese Triplett, defensive lineman Michael Smith and defensive lineman Khyri Thornton.
- Southern Miss won the toss and deferred to the second half.
- Today's attendance was 21,891.
- This was the first-ever meeting between Southern Miss and FIU.
- Southern Miss has now lost nine straight conference games and 17 games overall.
- Southern Miss' 23 points were the most scored this year.
- Southern Miss scored on its first possession of the game for the first time this year.
- The scoring drive lasted 12 plays, which was a season-long.
- Southern Miss scored multiple touchdowns for the first time this year.
- Allan Bridgford was 26-of-45 for 243 yards and three touchdowns. He now has six touchdowns on the year.
- Markese Triplett caught seven passes for 96 yards, both of which were career-highs.
- Markese Triplett had touchdown catches of 13 and six-yards. They were his first two touchdowns of the year. He now has three on his career.
- Triplett's 31-yard reception in the second quarter was his longest of the season and tied his career-long.
- Dominique Sullivan's 19-yard reception in the first quarter was his longest of the season.
- Southern Miss' second scoring drive lasted 70 yards, their longest scoring drive of the season.
- Jalen Richard caught a 39-yard touchdown pass, his first touchdown reception of the year and second of his career.
- Richard had four catches for 44 yards, both of which are career-highs.
- Richard's 28-yard rush was his longest of the season
- Southern Miss' 16 first half points were the most in the first half this year.
- Southern Miss forced more than one turnover for the first time this year.
- Defensive back DeBarrius Miller recorded his first career interception in the first quarter.
- Defensive back Emmanuel Johnson recorded his first career interception in the second quarter.
- It is the first time Southern Miss has picked off multiple passes since the 2011 Conference USA Championship game at Houston.
- Southern Miss recorded a safety for the second time this year.
- Defensive lineman Adam Williams recorded his second sack of the year in the third quarter.
- Khyri Thornton and Dasmam McCullum each recorded a half-sack. Thornton now has six sacks for his career and McCullum has one.
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