Southern Miss football coach Jay Hopson names Kwadra Griggs the Week 2 starter at quarterback.
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UPDATE (9:14 p.m.): FINAL: Southern Miss 45, Southern 0. Golden Eagles nab first win of the season.
UPDATE (8:58 p.m.): Southern has the ball at its own 49 after a Keon Howard fumble. Shutout in jeopardy.
UPDATE (8:39 p.m.): As time expires on the 3rd quarter, Parker Shaunfield nails a 28-yard field goal. Southern Miss leads Southern 45-0. To the 4th quarter we go.
UPDATE (8:33 p.m.): Backup quarterback Keon Howard in the game now. He has the Golden Eagles down to the Southern 16.
UPDATE (8:20 p.m.): Southern Miss’ drive stalls at its own 38. Eagle offensive line gives up a sack on 3rd and 17. Eagles on to punt.
UPDATE (8:08 p.m.): After a review, Lee’s pass to Jamar Washington for 31 yards, which put Southern at the Golden Eagle 15, was ruled incomplete. Jags have to punt.
UPDATE (8:06 p.m.): Southern with a new quarterback, Darquez Lee. Lee has the Jaguars into the Southern Miss red zone for the first time tonight. Ball right on the 15.
UPDATE (7:57 p.m.): Cornell Armstrong intercepts a McDaniel pass and returns it for a touchdown. About 46 yards on the return. Southern Miss 42, Southern 0. 14:37 left in the 3rd Q.
UPDATE (7:43 p.m.): Kwadra Griggs has completed 14-of-19 passing for 195 yards and two touchdowns. Allenzae Staggers leads all receivers with 5 catches for 61 yards and 1 touchdown. Ito Smith has rushed for 69 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.
UPDATE (7:32 p.m.): HALFTIME: Southern Miss 35, Southern 0. Halftime stats coming soon.
UPDATE (7:30 p.m.): Southern halts the Golden Eagles’ drive at the Jaguar 31 on a 4th and short stop. Jags take over.
UPDATE (7:21 p.m.): Safety Tarvarius Moore impressive already today with three tackles and an interception. Jaguars have 15 total yards of offense.
UPDATE (7:19 p.m.): Kwadra Griggs passes 26-yards to Quez Watkins for a USM touchdown. Golden Eagles now lead Southern 35-0. 5:53 left in the half.
UPDATE (7:07 p.m.): Parker Shaunfield misses a 24-yard field goal. Southern Miss still leads Southern 28-0. 9:55 left in the first half.
UPDATE (6:56 p.m.): Southern Miss fumbles the ball on the Jaguar 11 and Southern pounces on it. Jags take over.
UPDATE (6:50 p.m.): End of the first quarter: Southern Miss 28, Southern 0.
UPDATE (6:42 p.m.): T’Rod Daniels with a 49-yard rushing touchdown. Southern Miss leads 28-0 over Southern with 3:22 left in the first quarter.
UPDATE (6:35 p.m.): Kwadra Griggs hits Allenzae Staggers for a 20-yard touchdown pass. Southern Miss leads Southern 21-0 with 5:47 left in the first quarter.
UPDATE (6:33 p.m.): Southern quarterback Bubba McDaniel’s pass is intercepted by Tarvarius Moore. USM takes over at the Southern 12-yard line.
UPDATE (6:28 p.m.): Ito Smith with a 27-yard rushing touchdown. Southern Miss now leads Southern 14-0. 6:54 1st Q. That’s Smith’s 30th career rushing score.
UPDATE (6:17 p.m.): That was Thigpen’s second career touchdown if you can believe that. The first was against Rice in 2015 on a fake field goal attempt.
UPDATE (6:14 p.m.): Xavier Thigpen recovers a muffed snap in the end zone on a Southern punt for a touchdown. PAT is good. Southern Miss 7, Southern 0. 10:58. 1st Q.
UPDATE (6:05 p.m.): Southern has won the toss and has deferred to the second half. Southern Miss will receive to start the game.
UPDATE (5:59 p.m.): Kwadra Griggs will start at quarterback for Southern Miss. He did not start last week against Kentucky.
UPDATE (5:44 p.m.): Drake Dorbeck and Tez Parks will not play today. Neither will Picasso Nelson.
Southern Miss (0-1) welcomes Southern University (1-0) to M.M. Roberts Stadium today.
Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. The Hattiesburg American will provide continuous live updates throughout the game right here, so remember to refresh often.
Last week, the Golden Eagles fell 24-17 versus Kentucky. The Jaguars defeated South Carolina State 14-8.
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