North Texas Falls To Southern Miss, 31-10
New Orleans, LA (12/14/04) - Dustin Almond passed for 247 yards and Michael Boley had an interception return for a 62-yard touchdown in Southern Mississippi's 31-10 victory against North Texas in the Wyndham New Orleans Bowl on Tuesday night at the S
New Orleans, LA (12/14/04) Dustin Almond passed for 247 yards and Michael Boley had an interception return for a 62-yard touchdown in Southern Mississippi’s 31-10 victory against North Texas in the Wyndham New Orleans Bowl on Tuesday night at the Superdome in front of a crowd of 27,253.
Boley intercepted Hall’s first miscue and returned it 62 yards for a touchdown at the start of the fourth quarter to extend
Freshman Jamario Thomas rushed for 92 yards, his lowest game totals since the Sept. 25 game against Baylor when he rushed 10 times for 58 yards. The running back finished his freshman campaign with 1,801 yards, the third most by a freshman in NCAA history.
“We ended up getting behind pretty quick and that threw off our game plan a little,” Dickey said. “They held our offense in check pretty much all night.”
Sophomore Johnny Quinn led the team in receptions with eight, including an 11-yard touchdown pass to end the game. Quinn’s fumble after a punt return led to the Golden Eagles’ final score with two minutes to play in the game. It was Quinn’s first fumble of the season.
The Golden Eagles’ offense scored only seven points in the second half despite putting up 173 yards of total offense. Darren McCaleb missed two field goals in the third quarter from distances of 33 and 42 yards. The field goal kicker was 1-for-4 on the day after going a perfect 15-for-15 in the regular season.
The Mean Green was hurt by the long pass across the middle in the first half.
With under a minute left in the first half, Almond connected with Antwon Courington for a 23-yard reception deep into