FAU 7 20 14 0 41
SOTHRNMISS 0 0 0 7 7
Date of game: 11/16/2013

Recap: Southern Miss vs. Fla Atlantic

Hattiesburg, MS (SportsNetwork.com) - Jaquez Johnson and his two rushing touchdowns led the Florida Atlantic Owls over Conference USA foes the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, 41-7, at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

Johnson added 37 passing yards on 5-of-9 completions for the Owls (4-6, 3-4 C- USA). He also led the team with 111 rushing yards on 19 attempts, while Jay Warren had 105 rushing yards on 18 carries.

The Golden Eagles' (0-10, 0-6) quarterback Nick Mullens was 12-of-37 for 169 yards and two interceptions while scoring the team's only touchdown with a four-yard rush in the fourth quarter. Markese Triplett was the leading receiver on the day with 43 yards on three catches, as USM extended the nation's longest active losing streak to 22 games.

The Owls struck first as Damian Fortner scored a one-yard touchdown rush to put them up 7-0 less than six minutes into the game.

FAU had a big second quarter, scoring on four drives. Mitch Anderson was responsible for a pair of field goals (40, 33), Johnson ran in a score from five yards out, and with 52 seconds before the break, Christian Milstead returned an interception 61 yards for a touchdown, making the score 27-0 at the half.

Johnson added another rushing touchdown, this time from one yard out, on the Owls' first drive of the second half. Fortner added another score, a four-yard rush, later in the frame.

With 10:57 remaining, the Golden Eagles finally scored on Mullens' touchdown run to avoid the shutout.

FAU won despite converting only 3-of-14 third down attempts.

Game Notes

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If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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