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Notes: Southern Miss vs. Charlotte

Nov. 18, 2017

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Postgame Notes
Southern Miss 66, Charlotte 21
Nov. 18, 2017

Team Notes
* Attendance: 20,189
* Southern Miss improved to 7-4, 5-2 on the season.
* The Golden Eagles clinched their 17th winning season over the last 22 years. It is also the team’s third consecutive year of seven or more wins.
* The entire senior class served as captains, with Ito Smith, Tarvarius Moore and Devin Farrior taking part in the coin toss.
* Southern Miss won the toss and defended the south endzone.
* The Golden Eagles’ 13-0 lead after the first quarter gave them a 98-27 margin in that period for the season.

Offensive Notes
* The Golden Eagles’ 66 points were their most in a game since Nov. 1, 2008 versus UAB (70-14).
* The 584 yards of offense were Southern Miss’ most since having 702 against Rice on Oct. 1, 2015.
* The team’s 363 rushing yards were their most against an FBS team since Oct. 1, 2011 versus Rice (370). Southern Miss also had 369 in the 2016 home opener versus Savannah State.
* Ito Smith’s 80-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was his third, 80-yard play of the season (rush at UTSA, pass vs. UAB).
* Smith’s three touchdowns (a season-high) moved him into sole possession of second-place on the school’s all-time record book with 41 (passing Sammy Winder’s 39).
* Smith now has 12, multiple-rushing touchdowns in his career. His scores were for 1, 3 and 80 yards.
* Smith also earned his 22nd-career, 100-yard rushing game (finished with 15 carries for 153 yards).
* Korey Robertson extended his reception streak to 24 games, finishing with six catches for 91 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown on the first drive of the second half.
* He moved into fifth in the school’s single-season record book with his 10th receiving touchdown of the season.
* Tez Parks’ two-yard TD in the fourth quarter was the first of his career. He finished with a career-high 91 yards on 12 carries.
* T’Rod Daniels finished with four carries for 70 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown. His other score on the season was a 49-yard rush versus Southern.

Defensive Notes
* Kelsey Douglas tied a school-record with two interceptions returned for touchdowns (Larry Ussery, 1967 at Louisiana Tech).
* It gave him three-career interceptions, with the first return going for 52 yards and the second for 48.
* Southern Miss held Charlotte to 96 yards passing, the fourth time in two seasons an opponent was held below 100.
* Southern Miss allowed just nine completions on 25 attempts (36 percent), its best of the season.
* As a whole, the Golden Eagles held Charlotte to 238 yards, the fifth time this season an opponent had fewer than 300.
* The team’s 11 TFL were their second-most on the season (13 versus North Texas on Sept. 30).
* Gavin Greene picked up his first-career TFL for four yards.


Special Teams Notes
*Parker Shaunfield was perfect on field goal attempts of 21, 23 and 30 yards, extending his made-streak to 15. He is now 17-for-19 on the year.
* Zac Everett’s second-quarter punt was his first since the fourth at Tennessee (Nov. 4).

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