March 24, 2012
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss football team went through its initial scrimmage of spring practice under first-year head coach Ellis Johnson here Saturday morning in Carlisle-Faulkner Field at Roberts Stadium.
The team went through an hour and a half controlled scrimmage that did not include short-yardage or goal-line situations.
As the quarterback competition continues to heat up to replace four-year starter Austin Davis, both Chris Campbell and Ricky Lloyd enjoyed good outings. Both quarterbacks ran with the first and second teams and Campbell finished the day 13-of-17 for 103 yards, while Lloyd added 10-of-19 passes for 105 yards.
The Golden Eagles, which were in pads for just the second time this spring for the scrimmage, return to the practice fields on Monday for practice No. 6. Southern Miss will go through a late-afternoon workout on the Golden Eagle campus.
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