Passmore leads Marshall past Southern Miss 34-27

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HATTIESBURG, Miss (AP)—Darius Passmore had eight catches for 136 yards and a touchdown, including a 75-yard score, to lead Marshall to a 34-27 victory over Southern Mississippi on Saturday.

The Thundering Herd (3-1, 2-0 Conference USA) broke a nine-game road losing streak. It was the first win for Marshall over Southern Miss (2-2, 0-1) in four meetings.

Marshall’s Mark Cann was 16 of 25 for 219 yards and two scores.

The Thundering Herd took a 17-13 lead into halftime behind Cann’s two touchdown passes.

He hooked up with Passmore on a 27-yard score in the first quarter and hit Cody Slate on a 16-yarder with 4:29 to play in the second quarter.

Southern Miss took the early lead on a 68-yard touchdown pass from Austin Davis to DeAndre Brown.

Southern Miss’ Justin Estes kicked field goals of 42 and 45 yards in the second quarter.

Marshall’s Tyler Warner, who had a 37-yard field goal in the first half, nailed a 28-yarder on the Thundering Herd’s first drive of the second half to give Marshall a 20-13 lead.

Just three minutes later, Passmore scored on an 80-yard run to pad Marshall’s lead to 27-13.

Davis, who was 27 of 49 for 311 yards passing, scored on a 12-yard run to cut the deficit to 27-20 late in the third quarter.

Marshall’s Maurice Kitchens picked Davis off with four minutes to play.

On the next play, Darius Marshall ran 18 yards for a touchdown to seal the win. He finished with 118 yards on 31 carries.

Southern Miss running back Damion Fletcher ended the scoring on a 2-yard touchdown run with 1:33 to play.

The Golden Eagles were penalized 11 times for 129 yards.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
D. Passmore D. Passmore, WR
9 Rec, 139 yds
1 TD
2 Rush, 76 yds, 1 TD
 Southern Miss
A. Davis A. Davis, QB
27-49, 308 yds
1 TD, 1 INT
9 Rush, 45 yds, 1 TD