GAMEDAY College Football

Troy 21, Southern Miss 9

Associated Press

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Kimai Vidal found a narrow seam on the right side to fight his way into the end zone from the 8, capping a 21-point second-half rally as Troy defeated Southern Mississippi 21-9.

Taylor Powell threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jabre Barber as Troy (3-0) took its first drive after halftime for 75 yards and the lead, 7-3. By the end of the third quarter, the score was 14-3 after Powell found Deyunkrea Lewis from 16 yards out.

The Trojans outgained Southern Miss 304-156 in total offense, holding the Golden Eagles (1-2) to minus-1 yards rushing. Southern Miss' Frank Gore, Jr., who averaged 121.5 yards rushing per game, was held to 31 on 15 carries. Ty Keyes posted minus-45 after nine sacks for a loss of 70 yards.

Troy has held seven of its last nine opponents to fewer than 21 points.

The Southern Miss defense had limited its first two opponents this season to less than 100 yards rushing and was ranked No. 7 nationally in total defense.

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Scoring Summary
First Quarter TroySouMis
SouMis FG 12:06 Briggs Bourgeois 46 yd FG 0 3
Third Quarter TroySouMis
Troy TD 12:53 Jabre Barber 17 yd pass from Taylor Powell (Brooks Buce kick) 7 3
Troy TD 0:41 Deyunkrea Lewis 16 yd pass from Taylor Powell (Brooks Buce kick) 14 3
Fourth Quarter TroySouMis
Troy TD 5:49 Kimani Vidal 8 yd run (Brooks Buce kick) 21 3
SouMis TD 3:04 Everitt Cunningham 47 yd fumble return (blocked XP) 21 9
Team Stats
  Troy Southern Miss
First downs 17 14
  Rushing 4 6
  Passing 12 5
  Penalty 1 3
3rd Down Efficiency 7-17, 41% 5-17, 29%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 0-1, 0%
Rushes-Yards 32-49 39--1
Passing Yards 255 157
Return Yards 53 76
Completions-Attempts-Int 27-40-0 16-27-2
Sacks-Yards Lost 4--30 9--70
Punts 9 10
Punts-Average 40 42.5
Fumbles Lost 2-2 0-0
Penalties - Yards 10-85 7-54
Time of Possession 30:54 29:06
Troy Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Powell 27 39 255 2 0
R. Todd 0 1 0 0 0
Southern Miss Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Keyes 16 27 157 0 2
Troy Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Vidal 17 45 2.6 1
R. Todd 1 24 24.0 0
J. Woods 3 16 5.3 0
B. Smith 4 6 1.5 0
T. Johnson 1 4 4.0 0
T. Powell 4 -30 -7.5 0
Southern Miss Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
F. Gore, Jr. 15 31 2.1 0
C. Pittman 1 12 12.0 0
C. Cavallo 1 3 3.0 0
D. Richard 3 -2 -0.7 0
T. Keyes 19 -45 -2.4 0
Troy Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Johnson 10 106 10.6 0
L. Whittemore 6 58 9.7 0
J. Barber 4 46 11.5 1
R. Todd 2 31 15.5 0
D. Lewis 1 16 16.0 1
J. Woods 2 3 1.5 0
A. Lewis 1 -2 -2.0 0
B. Smith 1 -3 -3.0 0
Southern Miss Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Robinson 3 49 16.3 0
F. Gore, Jr. 5 44 8.8 0
J. Brownlee 3 25 8.3 0
D. Jones 2 13 6.5 0
B. Dennis 1 11 11.0 0
G. Gunter 1 8 8.0 0
D. Richard 1 7 7.0 0
Troy Interceptions
Player Int Yards
R. Jibunor 1 23
C. Martial 1 14
Southern Miss Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Troy Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
L. Magliozzi 9 360 40.0
Southern Miss Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Hunt 10 425 42.5
Troy Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Johnson 1 16 16.0
Southern Miss Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
N. Brooks 3 19 6.3
D. Bailey-Brown 2 25 12.5
Troy Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Southern Miss Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Harrell 1 32 32.0
Troy Missed FG
Player Length
Southern Miss Missed FG
Player Length
B. Bourgeois 41




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