HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Frank Gore Jr. rushed for over 150 yards and one score as the Grambling State University football team could not slow down the Southern Miss running back as the Golden Eagles blanked the Tigers, 37-0, on Saturday night at M.M. Roberts Stadium.
Southern Miss (1-1) broke the 0-0 tie in the opening quarter by putting together a 10-play, 68-yard drive. Gore got the ball five straight times to begin the drive and Trey Lowe connected with Jason Brownlee for a 12-yard touchdown pass as the Golden Eagles grabbed the 7-0 lead with 4:13 remaining in the quarter.
Grambling State (1-1) nearly cut the deficit with 12:38 left in the first half as Garrett Urban’s 47-yard field goal attempt fell just short.
The Golden Eagles responded with a 47-yard drive as Briggs Bourgeios booted a 40-yard field goal to extend the USM advantage to 10-0 with 7:39 left in the second quarter.
After a Grambling State punt, Southern Miss took over and landed in field goal range, but Bourgeious’ 50-yard attempt was wide left, keeping the Golden Eagles lead at 10-0 with 2:52 remaining in the quarter.
The Golden Eagles added to the lead with three straight rushes, capped by a Gore 51-yard rushing touchdown, pushing the USM lead to 17-0 with 7:11 remaining in the third.
USM put the game away with one minute left in the quarter as Bourgeious kicked a 25-yard field goal, giving the Golden Eagles a 20-0 lead.
Southern Miss took advantage of a short field, going 57 yards in 51 seconds as Dajon Richard scored on a 27-yard touchdown run to give USM a 27-0 advantage with 14:20 remaining.
Bourgeious added to the lead with 10:24 left with his third field goal of the night, a 34-yarder, pushing the margin to 30-0.
A Jakarius Caston 11-yard touchdown reception from Ty Keyes capped an 8-play, 50-yard drive as Southern Miss added to the advantage and extended the lead to 37-0 with 4:55 remaining.
Courtesy: Grambling State Athletics