NCAAF Game Recap - Texas-El Paso at Southern Miss
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

Clem
21
UNC
20
F
Miss
31
Ala
59
F
OHSt
48
Neb
7
F
TxTch
16
Okla
55
F
MisSt
23
Aub
56
F
NW
15
Wisc
24
F
Tows
0
Fla
38
F
UVA
20
ND
35
F
PSU
59
MD
0
F
MidTN
3
Iowa
48
F
AzSt
24
Cal
17
F
USC
14
Wash
28
F
WaSt
13
Utah
38
F
Rut
0
Mich
52
F
UConn
21
UCF
56
F
TxAM
31
Ark
27
F
K St
13
OkSt
26
F
Ind
31
MSU
40
F
Navy
23
Mem
35
F
Duke
45
VaTec
10
F
SJSU
24
AF
41
F
C Mi
15
WestMI
31
F
Buff
20
MiaOH
34
F
NIU
18
Vand
24
F
Kans
14
TCU
51
F
BYU
21
Toled
28
F
HolyC
3
Syr
41
F
Del
14
Pitt
17
F
CoCar
37
App
56
F
IASt
21
Bayl
23
F
GATec
2
Temp
24
F
Minn
38
Purd
31
F
Akr
29
UMass
37
F
FlAtl
45
Char
27
F
Wake
27
BC
24
F
SMU
48
SoFL
21
F
Cin
52
Marsh
14
F
ArkSt
50
Troy
43
F
ULLaf
37
GaSo
24
F
ECU
24
OD
21
F
NM
10
Lib
17
F
SoAl
17
ULMon
30
F
Stan
31
OreSt
28
F
UAB
13
W Ky
20
F
Nich
3
TxSt
24
F
UTEP
13
SMiss
31
F
LaTec
23
Rice
20
F OT
ColSt
24
UtSt
34
F
KY
7
SCar
24
F
NCSt
13
FlaSt
31
F
UNLV
17
Wyo
53
F
Fres
30
NMSt
17
F
Hou
46
NorTx
25
F
Hawaii
54
Nev
3
F
UCLA
17
Ariz
20
F

Sep 28, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Texas-El Paso (1-3)

0

6

7

0

13

Southern Miss (3-2)

14

10

7

0

31

Abraham leads Southern Mississippi past UTEP 31-13
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:55 PM

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Jack Abraham passed for 351 yards and three touchdowns and Southern Mississippi rolled to a 31-13 victory over UTEP in a Conference USA opener on Saturday.

The Golden Eagles (3-2) took the lead for good on their first possession. Abraham hit De'Michael Harris for a 74-yard scoring strike on third-and-14 for a 7-0 lead. Southern Miss made it 14-0 after Jordan Mitchell blocked a punt and recovered the ball at the UTEP 2-yard line. Harris ran it in two plays later. The Miners (1-3) put together two long drives in the second quarter but had to settle for two Gavin Baechle field goals and trailed 24-6 at halftime.

Kai Locksley broke loose for a 63-yard touchdown run on UTEP's first play of the third quarter to get the Miners within 24-13, but Abraham directed a 10-play, 82-yard drive, capped by his 6-yard TD toss to Jaylond Adams to provide the final margin of victory.

Locksley completed 8 of 15 passes for 109 yards and led the Miners with 114 yards rushing on 12 carries. The rest of UTEP's rushers managed just 12 yards on 13 carries.

Kevin Perkins and Harris combined to rush for 127 yards on 22 totes for Southern Miss.

Passing

UTEP Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Locksley 15 8 53.3 0 109 27 0 76.8
B. Jones 13 6 46.2 0 59 23 0 59.5
SMiss Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Abraham 28 19 67.9 3 351 74 0 146.4

Rushing

UTEP Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Locksley 12 114 9.5 63 1
K. Johnson 1 8 8.0 8 0
SMiss Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Perkins 11 65 5.9 29 0
D. Harris 11 62 5.6 21 1

Receiving

UTEP Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Busey 3 51 17.0 27 0
D. Cooper 4 51 12.8 21 0
SMiss Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
Q. Watkins 2 97 48.5 61 0
D. Harris 2 80 40.0 74 1

Fumbles

SMiss F FL
D. Harris 1 1
J. Adams 2 0

Returning

UTEP KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
W. Dawn Jr. 4 22.8 0 28 1 0.0 0 0
J. Garrett 0 - 0 0 2 4.0 0 8
SMiss KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Harris 2 24.5 0 29 0 - 0 0
J. Adams 0 - 0 0 2 1.0 0 2

Punting

UTEP Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Crawford 6 228 38.0 54
SMiss Punt Yds Avg LgPu
Z. Everett 3 120 40.0 48

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

UTEP SMiss
Points For 13 31
Total Yards 294 519
Rushing Yards 126 168
Passing Yards 168 351
Passing Completions / Attempts 14/28 19/28
Turnovers 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 3/1
First Downs 14 21
Penalties - Yards 7/60 8/70
Time Of Possession 27:27 33:33
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/14 9/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 7/33 3/40

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter UTEP SMiss
SMiss 3:25 TD De'Michael Harris 74 yd pass from Jack Abraham (Andrew Stein kick) 0 7
SMiss 5:29 TD De'Michael Harris 2 yd run (Andrew Stein kick) 0 14
2nd Quarter UTEP SMiss
UTEP 0:58 FG Gavin Baechle 28 yd FG 3 14
SMiss 11:53 TD Jordan Mitchell 22 yd pass from Jack Abraham (Andrew Stein kick) 3 21
UTEP 14:44 FG Gavin Baechle 46 yd FG 6 21
SMiss 15:00 FG Andrew Stein 38 yd FG 6 24
3rd Quarter UTEP SMiss
UTEP 1:05 TD Kai Locksley 63 yd run (Gavin Baechle kick) 13 24
SMiss 6:25 TD Jaylond Adams 6 yd pass from Jack Abraham (Andrew Stein kick) 13 31
4th Quarter UTEP SMiss
No scores this quarter

Game Information

Stadium: Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Attendance: 23,337
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