HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Kwadra Griggs threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, Cornell Armstrong returned an interception 46 yards for another score and Southern Mississippi cruised to a 45-0 win over Southern on Saturday night.
Southern Mississippi (1-1) scored most of its points in the first quarter, with Xavier Thigpen recovering a fumble in Southern's end zone for the first TD of the game. Next, Ito Smith had a 27-yard touchdown run, then Allenzae Staggers hauled in a 20-yard TD pass and T'Rod Daniels broke away for a 49-yard touchdown run to make it 28-0 just under 12 minutes into the game.
Daniels finished with 83 yards on 10 carries and Griggs was 15-of-23 passing.
Also scoring for the Golden Eagles was Quez Watkins with a 26-yard TD catch and Parker Shaunfield had a 28-yard field goal.
Southern (1-1) was held to 140 total yards and had three turnovers.
Darquez Lee and Glendon McDaniel were a combined 10 of 26 for 78 yards passing for the Jaguars.
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