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Spearman leads FIU past Southern Miss 24-23


HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Freshman Silas Spearman III rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns and Austin Taylor kicked a 27-yard field goal with 6:53 left in the game that gave the Golden Panthers a 24-23 victory over the Golden Eagles.

Southern Miss had a chance at the end after a pass interference call moved the ball to the Golden Panthers' 37-yard line, but Corey Acosta's 44-yard field goal attempt on the last play of the game was tipped at the line and fell far short.

Southern Miss (0-5, 0-1 Conference USA) lost its 17th consecutive game, adding to the longest active losing streak in the nation. The Golden Eagles last won a football game when they defeated Nevada 24-17 on Christmas Eve in the 2011 Hawaii Bowl.

FIU (1-4, 1-0), which lost to FCS Bethune-Cookman and been outscored 110-0 by UCF and Louisville, won its inaugural Conference USA football game.

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Scoring Summary
USMMarkese Triplett 13 yd pass from Allan Bridgford (Corey Acosta kick)
FIUSilas Spearman 3 yd run (Austin Taylor kick)
USMJalen Richard 39 yd pass from Allan Bridgford (Corey Acosta kick)
FIUSilas Spearman 1 yd run (Austin Taylor kick)
USM Team safety
FIUT.J. Lowder 16 yd pass from E.J. Hilliard (Austin Taylor kick)
USMMarkese Triplett 6 yd pass from Allan Bridgford (Corey Acosta kick)
FIUAustin Taylor 27 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs2019
Third Down Efficiency2-146-15
Fourth Down Efficiency2-22-2
Plays-Net Yards73-34169-314
Passing Yds181243
Kick Return Yds18139
Punt Return Yds53
Time of Poss.35:5824:2
Individual Stats
FIU: Silas Spearman 29-136, Lamarq Caldwell 12-32, Shane Coleman 2-14, De'Andre Jasper 1-5, Jake Medlock 1--1, E.J. Hilliard 4--13, Team 1--13
USM: Jalen Richard 11-47, Kendrick Hardy 10-31, Tyre'oune Holmes 2-2, Allan Bridgford 1--9
FIU: E.J. Hilliard 8-13-93-0, Jake Medlock 5-10-88-2
USM: Allan Bridgford 26-45-243-2
FIU: Jonnu Smith 4-43, Ya'keem Griner 2-45, T.J. Lowder 2-31, Rockey Vann 1-24, Cory White 1-15, Lamarq Caldwell 1-15, Shug Oyegunle 1-4, Fred Porter 1-4
USM: Markese Triplett 7-96, Tyre'oune Holmes 5-34, Jalen Richard 4-44, Rickey Bradley 3-24, Dominique Sullivan 2-27, Marquise Ricard 2-11, Kendrick Hardy 2-3, Tyre Bracken 1-4
Florida International3rd Conference USA East1-13-3
Southern Mississippi3rd Conference USA West1-13-3

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