Southern Miss. 31, UTEP 13

Austin Davis threw three touchdown passes and Jamal Woodyard

rushed for 134 yards and a TD as Southern Miss defeated UTEP 31-13

on Saturday.

The Golden Eagles (7-1, 3-1 Conference USA), who won their sixth

straight game and are knocking on the door of a Top 25 ranking,

broke open a 10-10 game in the second half when Davis threw scoring

passes of 47 yards to Quentin Pierce and 15 yards to Dominique

Sullivan, and Woodyard scored on a 68-yard run.

Davis also had a 1-yard TD pass to Ryan Balentine in the first

quarter and finished with 190 yards passing.

UTEP (4-4, 1-3), which was held to 262 yards of offense, got its

only touchdown in the first quarter on a 1-yard run by Leilyon

Myers. Dakota Warren added a pair of field goals for the

Miners.