Golden Eagles rip East Carolina
By The Associated Press
HATTIESBURG — In a display
of offensive and defensive domination, Southern Mississippi walloped
East Carolina 51-10 Saturday night.
Damion Carter threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and USM held
its Conference USA rival to minus three yards rushing in a game which
became one-sided early.
Carter, standing in for
injured starter Dustin Almond, threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Antwon
Courington and a 23-yard scoring toss to Tavarres Williams to give the
Golden Eagles (5-1, 4-0 C-USA) a 49-3 lead entering the fourth quarter.
Six different players
scored for USM, including Anthony Harris, who scored on runs of two and
Southern Miss led 35-0 at
The Pirates (1-5, 1-3) had
trouble running the ball and protecting quarterback James Pinkney.
Pinkney, who threw for 181 yards and one touchdown, was sacked seven
Southern Miss had 13
tackles for losses.
The Golden Eagles took
their opening possession 80 yards on eight plays with Wayne Hardy
capping it off with a 4-yard touchdown run.
USM took at 14-0 lead when
Antoine Cash picked up fumble on a sack and ran it 62 yards to ECU's
2-yard line. Harris scored on the next play, a 2-yard TD run with 1:13
remaining in first quarter.
A fake punt by East
Carolina deep in its own territory gave Southern Miss its next score.
The Golden Eagles had a short field after the botched attempt, getting
the ball at East Carolina's 18-yard line. Three plays later, Carter
scored on a 1-yard run to extend the lead to 21-0.
Sherron Moore added an
8-yard touchdown run with 1:23 left in the first half to provide the
Pinkney found Chris
Johnson in the middle of the end zone with a 3-yard pass to cap 20-play,
84-yard drive with 11:24 remaining to give East Carolina its only
Southern Miss has won 13
straight conference games, dating back to last season.
02/23/2007 10:53 AM
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