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Southern Miss 39, Louisiana-Lafayette 24

Associated Press

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Running back Frank Gore Jr. rushed for 87 yards and he threw for a touchdown as Southern Miss beat Louisiana-Lafayette 39-24 for its 10th straight win in the series.

The Southern Miss defense intercepted Ben Wooldridge three times, including Natrone Brooks' 52-yard pick-6 with 1:14 left in the fourth quarter.

Zach Wilcke was 8 of 17 for 137 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for Southern Miss (5-3, 3-1 Sun Belt Conference). Jason Brownlee had three grabs for 102 yards and two touchdowns, and Tiaquelin Mims added 69 receiving yards and a score.

Southern Miss had a touchdown pass on two straight offensive plays to take a 20-2 lead late in the first quarter. Gore took a direct snap and lofted it to Mims over the middle for a 52-yard touchdown for a 13-2 lead. After ULL went three-and-out, Brownlee caught a short pass from Wilcke and raced for a 76-yard touchdown.

Wooldridge threw for 336 yards with two touchdowns for Louisiana-Lafayette (4-4, 2-3). Michael Jefferson had six catches for 179 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown to pull within 29-11 late in the first half.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter UL-LafSouMis
SouMis TD 7:29 Janari Dean 1 yd run (missed kick) 0 6
UL-Laf TD 7:29 Trey Amos returned XP 2 6
SouMis TD 4:34 Tiaquelin Mims 52 yd pass from Frank Gore Jr. (Briggs Bourgeois kick) 2 13
SouMis TD 2:36 Jason Brownlee 76 yd pass from Zach Wilcke (Briggs Bourgeois kick) 2 20
UL-Laf FG 0:00 Kenneth Almendares 50 yd FG 5 20
Second Quarter UL-LafSouMis
SouMis SF 10:21 Team safety 5 22
SouMis TD 5:29 Jason Brownlee 12 yd pass from Zach Wilcke (Briggs Bourgeois kick) 5 29
UL-Laf TD 3:39 Michael Jefferson 63 yd pass from Ben Wooldridge (missed kick) 11 29
Third Quarter UL-LafSouMis
UL-Laf TD 2:34 John Stephens, Jr. 9 yd pass from Ben Wooldridge (failed 2pt pass) 17 29
Fourth Quarter UL-LafSouMis
SouMis FG 10:30 Briggs Bourgeois 25 yd FG 17 32
UL-Laf TD 3:12 Terrence Williams 1 yd run (Kenneth Almendares kick) 24 32
SouMis TD 1:14 Natrone Brooks 52 yd interception return (Briggs Bourgeois kick) 24 39
Team Stats
  Louisiana Southern Miss
First downs 18 15
  Rushing 4 8
  Passing 12 6
  Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Efficiency 5-15, 33% 7-16, 44%
4th down efficiency 0-5, 0% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 30-103 48-150
Passing Yards 336 189
Return Yards 71 152
Completions-Attempts-Int 21-46-3 9-18-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 4--16 1--1
Punts 2 8
Punts-Average 48.5 40.3
Fumbles Lost 2-1 2-1
Penalties - Yards 7-55 8-50
Time of Possession 26:47 33:13
Louisiana Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Wooldridge 21 46 336 2 3
Southern Miss Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
Z. Wilcke 8 17 137 2 1
F. Gore Jr. 1 1 52 1 0
Louisiana Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Smith 11 47 4.3 0
D. Fleming 1 34 34.0 0
T. Williams 11 28 2.5 1
B. Wooldridge 7 -6 -0.9 0
Southern Miss Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
F. Gore Jr. 23 87 3.8 0
C. Pittman 8 27 3.4 0
J. Dean 9 18 2.0 1
A. Willis 3 18 6.0 0
Z. Wilcke 3 9 3.0 0
Louisiana Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Jefferson 6 179 29.8 1
N. Johnson 3 57 19.0 0
E. Rogers, Jr. 2 28 14.0 0
J. Stephens, Jr. 2 22 11.0 1
J. Bernard 1 22 22.0 0
T. Williams 3 17 5.7 0
D. Fleming 2 6 3.0 0
P. Migl 1 5 5.0 0
P. LeBlanc 1 0 0.0
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Southern Miss Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Brownlee 3 102 34.0 2
T. Mims 3 69 23.0 1
C. Pittman 1 14 14.0 0
F. Gore Jr. 1 2 2.0 0
L. Jones 1 2 2.0 0
Louisiana Interceptions
Player Int Yards
K. Moncrief 1 0
Southern Miss Interceptions
Player Int Yards
N. Brooks 1 52
M. Shorts 1 30
T. Newsome 1 2
Louisiana Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Byrns 2 97 48.5
Southern Miss Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Hunt 8 322 40.3
Louisiana Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
E. Garror 1 0 0
Southern Miss Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
N. Brooks 1 4 4.0
Louisiana Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Fleming 2 54 27.0
J. Kibodi 1 17 17.0
Southern Miss Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Mims 3 64 21.3
Louisiana Missed FG
Player Length
K. Almendares 40
Southern Miss Missed FG
Player Length




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