Southern Mississippi at Southern Methodist

SMU 34, Southern Miss. 6


DALLAS (AP) - Garrett Gilbert ran for two touchdowns and passed for another, leading SMU to a 34-6 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday night.

Gilbert had scoring runs of 36 and 19 yards and hit Darius Johnson for a 9-yard score. He rushed for 94 yards and was 27 of 43 passing for 249 yards.

Zach Line added 92 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Mustangs (5-5, 4-2 Conference USA), who are seeking their fourth straight bowl berth. It was the 41st career touchdown for Line, who ranks second on the school's all-time rushing list behind Eric Dickerson.

Southern Miss (0-10, 0-6) managed just 178 yards of offense. The Golden Eagles' only score came on a 15-yard TD pass from Chris Campbell to Dominique Sullivan in the second quarter. The PAT was blocked.

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Scoring Summary
SMUGarrett Gilbert 36 yd run (Chase Hover kick)
SMUChase Hover 34 yd FG
USMDominique Sullivan 15 yd pass from Chris Campbell (blocked XP)
SMUChase Hover 33 yd FG
SMUZach Line 3 yd run (Chase Hover kick)
SMUDarius Johnson 9 yd pass from Garrett Gilbert (Chase Hover kick)
SMUGarrett Gilbert 19 yd run (Chase Hover kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1020
Third Down Efficiency5-148-18
Fourth Down Efficiency0-01-2
Plays-Net Yards53-17874-435
Passing Yds127249
Kick Return Yds3970
Punt Return Yds13
Time of Poss.23:1436:46
Individual Stats
USM: Jalen Richard 10-40, Kendrick Hardy 3-8, Chris Campbell 1-5, Anthony Alford 6-4, Jeremy Hester 1-1, Cole Weeks 1--7
SMU: Garrett Gilbert 5-94, Zach Line 22-92, Luke Seeker 2-1, Conner Preston 1--1
USM: Chris Campbell 8-18-93-2, Cole Weeks 4-10-30-0, Anthony Alford 2-3-4-0
SMU: Garrett Gilbert 27-43-249-0, Conner Preston 0-1-0-0
USM: Chris Briggs 4-33, Justin Sims 3-23, Dominique Sullivan 2-26, Tracy Lampley 2-23, Quentin Pierce 1-11, Cooper Harrington 1-9, Jalen Richard 1-2
SMU: Jeremy Johnson 8-97, Der'rikk Thompson 8-66, Austin Fuller 7-59, Darius Johnson 4-27
Southern Mississippi3rd Conference USA West4-47-6
Southern Methodist5th American Athletic West3-55-7

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