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Boise State rolls to 60-7 win over Southern Miss

Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Joe Southwick threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns and Boise State got back to its winning ways with a 60-7 rout over Southern Mississippi Saturday night.

The Broncos (3-2, 1-1 Mountain West Conference) also got big plays from special teams, which blocked two field goals and forced a fumble on a punt return, and a defense that rebounded after getting torched a week ago in a 41-40 loss at Fresno State.

The offense got off to a slow start, going three-and-out on Boise State's first two possessions. But the Broncos found a rhythm and were impossible to stop the rest of the way, scoring on nine of their next 10 possessions.

Southwick was sharp again, completing 19 of 23 before heading to the bench in the third quarter. He threw touchdown passes of 14, 18 and 42 yards, and his 52-yard pass to Geraldo Boldewijn set up Jay Ajayi's 4-yard TD run just before the half.

The Golden Eagles (0-4) have now lost 16 straight dating back to last season, the nation's longest losing streak.

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Scoring Summary
BOISEShane Williams-Rhodes 10 yd run (Dan Goodale kick)
BOISEDan Goodale 33 yd FG
USMMarquise Ricard 5 yd pass from Allan Bridgford (Corey Acosta kick)
BOISEGeraldo Boldewijn 42 yd pass from Joe Southwick (Dan Goodale kick)
BOISEShane Williams-Rhodes 14 yd pass from Joe Southwick (Dan Goodale kick)
BOISEJay Ajayi 4 yd run (missed kick)
BOISEMatt Miller 18 yd pass from Joe Southwick (Dan Goodale kick)
BOISEDan Goodale 26 yd FG
BOISEGrant Hedrick 2 yd run (Dan Goodale kick)
BOISEJack Fields 6 yd run (Dan Goodale kick)
BOISECharles Bertoli 7 yd run (blocked XP)
Team Stats
First Downs1530
Third Down Efficiency2-1311-16
Fourth Down Efficiency0-00-0
Plays-Net Yards64-26679-545
Passing Yds163316
Kick Return Yds8740
Punt Return Yds-3116
Time of Poss.28:4231:18
Individual Stats
USM: Kendrick Hardy 10-80, Jalen Richard 12-32, Tyre'oune Holmes 1-10, Jeremy Hester 3-9, Allan Bridgford 1--6, Nick Mullens 3--22
BOISE: Jay Ajayi 14-83, Jack Fields 12-46, Aaron Baltazar 4-36, Grant Hedrick 5-29, Charles Bertoli 4-24, Shane Williams-Rhodes 2-21, Derrick Thomas 7-10, Team 1--2, Joe Southwick 3--18
USM: Allan Bridgford 18-30-143-2, Nick Mullens 3-4-20-0
BOISE: Joe Southwick 19-23-268-0, Grant Hedrick 3-3-45-0, Nick Patti 1-1-3-0
USM: Markese Triplett 4-54, James Cox 3-32, Marquise Ricard 3-18, Tyre'oune Holmes 3-17, Jalen Richard 3-15, Dominique Sullivan 2-14, JaMarcus Revies 2-10, Rickey Bradley 1-3
BOISE: Shane Williams-Rhodes 9-59, Matt Miller 5-107, Geraldo Boldewijn 3-104, Troy Ware 2-19, Jake Hardee 1-17, Aaron Baltazar 1-10, Thomas Sperbeck 1-3, Derrick Thomas 1--3
Southern Mississippi1st Conference USA West0-00-0
Boise State1st Mountain West Mountain0-00-0

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