North Texas at Southern Mississippi

North Texas beats Southern Miss 55-14


HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Derek Thompson threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another to spark North Texas to a 55-14 Conference USA victory over Southern Miss Saturday night.

Running backs Antoinne Jimmerson, Brandin Byrd and Reggie Pegram each scored twice for the Mean Green (5-3, 3-1 C-USA), who won their third consecutive conference game.

Before a homecoming crowd of 23,203, the Golden Eagles (0-7, 0-3) added to the Football Bowl Subdivision's longest active losing streak, dropping their 19th consecutive game. The loss assured Southern Miss back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since the 1933-34 season.

In his first career start, Southern Miss freshman Nick Mullens completed 12 of 31 passes for 210 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. He also lost two fumbles after being sacked.

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Scoring Summary
NTEXASBrelan Chancellor 46 yd pass from Derek Thompson (Zach Paul kick)
NTEXASReggie Pegram 2 yd run (missed kick)
USMDominique Sullivan 59 yd pass from Nick Mullens (Corey Acosta kick)
NTEXASBrandin Byrd 1 yd run (Zach Paul kick)
NTEXASAntoinne Jimmerson 15 yd pass from Derek Thompson (Zach Paul kick)
NTEXASDerek Thompson 3 yd run (Zach Paul kick)
NTEXASAntoinne Jimmerson 6 yd run (Zach Paul kick)
USMGeorge Payne 2 yd run (Corey Acosta kick)
NTEXASReggie Pegram 1 yd run (Zach Paul kick)
NTEXASBrandin Byrd 8 yd run (Zach Paul kick)
Team Stats
First Downs3010
Third Down Efficiency11-172-11
Fourth Down Efficiency2-20-0
Plays-Net Yards89-52952-249
Passing Yds300210
Kick Return Yds78139
Punt Return Yds00
Time of Poss.41:5118:9
Individual Stats
NTEXAS: Reggie Pegram 19-74, Brandin Byrd 20-61, Antoinne Jimmerson 7-30, Mark Lewis 7-30, Rex Rollins 5-27, Derek Thompson 2-5, Andrew McNulty 1-3, Team 1--1
USM: George Payne 9-44, Jalen Richard 4-1, Tyre Bracken 2-0, Nick Mullens 6--6
NTEXAS: Derek Thompson 18-27-300-2
USM: Nick Mullens 12-31-210-3
NTEXAS: Carlos Harris 7-87, Brelan Chancellor 4-127, Drew Miller 3-43, Darvin Kidsy 2-20, Antoinne Jimmerson 1-15, Darnell Smith 1-8
USM: Marquise Ricard 3-33, Dominique Sullivan 2-97, Markese Triplett 2-30, Tyre'oune Holmes 2-23, Jalen Richard 2-14, Justin Sims 1-13
North Texas4th Conference USA West3-55-8
Southern Mississippi3rd Conference USA West4-47-6

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