Golden Eagles vs Tigers Final: 44-7 - Recap
Desmond Johnson scampered through the Memphis defense for 103 yards as Southern Miss handed the Tigers a 44-7 defeat on Saturday at MM Roberts Stadium.
Southern Miss did not, however, defeat the Tigers against the spread, which closed at 37.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 56.5.
Austin Davis completed 14 of 26 pass attempts for 277 yards for the Golden Eagles in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Tigers defense.
Artaves Gibson rushed for 17 yards for Memphis, while Andy Summerlin added 5 yards. Andy Summerlin threw for 174 yards for the Tigers, while receivers Tannar Rehrer and Reggie Travis had 53 and 33 yards respectively.
Southern Miss outgained Memphis 540-181 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 25-14 by the Golden Eagles.
Memphis lost the time of possession battle 30:41/29:19, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.