Southern Mississippi
Troy
30 - 27 Final - 2OT
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Blocked kick lifts Southern Mississippi in overtime

Dec 22, 2008 - 6:34 AM NEW ORLEANS (Ticker) -- Southern Mississippi capped a late comeback in thrilling fashion.

Britt Barefoot kicked a 39-yard field goal and Michael McGee blocked a field goal in overtime to lift Southern Mississippi to a 30-27 victory over Troy in the New Orleans Bowl on Sunday.

Southern Mississippi (7-6) had the first possession in overtime but failed to gain significant yards. Barefoot, who was named the New Orleans Bowl Most Valuable Player, kicked a 39-yard field goal to give the Golden Eagles a 30-27 lead.

The Trojans (8-5) moved to the Golden Eagles' 11 yard line before their drive stalled, setting up a 28-yard field goal attempt for Sam Glusman.

But McGee raced around the right end of the line, diving in front of the kick and batting the ball down to secure Southern Mississippi's win.

"I can't be more proud of the seniors we have on this team," Golden Eagles coach Larry Fedora said. "I just can't say how proud I am of this whole football team. They were probably the only ones out there who believed we could get it done.

"They've become a heck of a football team."

The Golden Eagles trailed by 10 in the fourth quarter but tied the contest on Austin Davis' 35-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Massey before Barefoot booted a 46-yard field goal with 2:50 remaining.

Davis completed 20-of-34 passes for 277 yards and a pair of scores to lead Southern Mississippi, which finished the season with five straight wins.

Troy got on the board just 50 seconds into the game when Jorrick Calvin batted down Davis' attempted pitch and returned the fumble 17 yards for a touchdown.

The Golden Eagles answered right back when Davis hit Gerald Baptiste off a flea-flicker for a 64-yard score to even the contest at 7-7 with 13:22 left in the opening quarter.

The Trojans went back on top later in the first quarter when Levi Brown hit Kennard Burton for a 4-yard touchdown, giving Troy a 14-7 lead with 2:58 left.

Southern Mississippi responded on its next drive, going 69 yards in 10 plays, capped by Damion Fletcher's 8-yard touchdown run.

Both defenses started to settle in and the teams went into the locker rooms deadlocked at 17-17.

Sam Glusman kicked a 34-yard field goal to put Troy on top, 20-17, and after Cornelius Williams' 38-yard punt return to the Southern Mississippi 9-yard line, Jerrel Jernigan ran in a 6-yard touchdown to give the Trojans a 27-17 advantage with 2:01 left in the third.

Brown threw for 251 yards to lead the Sun Belt champion Trojans.








  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS
    NCAAF FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -- -----
    SOUTHERN MISS 7 10 0 10 3 30
    TROY 14 3 10 0 0 27 FINAL IN OT
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TROY - TD, JORRICK CALVIN 20 YD FUMBLE
    RETURN (SAM GLUSMAN KICK),
    0:50. TROY 7-0
    SOUTHERN MISS - TD, GERALD BAPTISTE

    Dec 21 11:54 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    FG SOUTHERN MISS
    BRITT BAREFOOT 39 YD
    SOUTHERN MISS 30
    TROY 27 IN 1ST OT POSSESSION

    Southern Mississippi 30, Troy 27  OTDec 21 11:48 PM
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    Southern Mississippi 27, Troy 27  OTDec 21 11:45 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS
    NCAAF END, 4TH QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SOUTHERN MISS 7 10 0 10 27
    TROY 14 3 10 0 27 GOING INTO OVERTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TROY - TD, JORRICK CALVIN 20 YD FUMBLE
    RETURN (SAM GLUSMAN KICK),
    0:50. TROY 7-0
    SOUTHERN MISS - TD, GERALD BAPTISTE 64 YD PASS
    FROM A

    Dec 21 11:41 PM
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    Southern Mississippi 27, Troy 27  OTDec 21 11:41 PM
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    Southern Mississippi 27, Troy 27  End of Reg.Dec 21 11:41 PM
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    Southern Mississippi 27, Troy 27  4th - 1:38Dec 21 11:36 PM
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    Southern Mississippi 27, Troy 27  4th - 1:38Dec 21 11:35 PM
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    Southern Mississippi 27, Troy 27  4th - 1:38Dec 21 11:35 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    FG SOUTHERN MISS
    BRITT BAREFOOT 47 YD
    SOUTHERN MISS 27
    TROY 27 2:50 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Southern Mississippi 27, Troy 27  4th - 2:50Dec 21 11:30 PM
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    Southern Mississippi 27, Troy 27  4th - 2:50Dec 21 11:30 PM
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    Southern Mississippi 24, Troy 27  4th - 5:47Dec 21 11:23 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    TD SOUTHERN MISS
    JONATHAN MASSEY 35 YD PASS FROM AUSTIN DAVIS
    (BRITT BAREFOOT KICK)
    SOUTHERN MISS 24
    TROY 27 7:20 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Southern Mississippi 24, Troy 27  4th - 7:20Dec 21 11:17 PM
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  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS
    NCAAF END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SOUTHERN MISS 7 10 0 17
    TROY 14 3 10 27 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TROY - TD, JORRICK CALVIN 20 YD FUMBLE
    RETURN (SAM GLUSMAN KICK),
    0:50. TROY 7-0
    SOUTHERN MISS - TD, GERALD BAPTISTE 64 YD PASS
    FROM AUSTIN D

    Dec 21 10:56 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    TD TROY
    JERREL JERNIGAN 6 YD RUN
    (SAM GLUSMAN KICK)
    SOUTHERN MISS 17
    TROY 27 2:01 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Southern Mississippi 17, Troy 27  3rd - 2:01Dec 21 10:51 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    FG TROY
    SAM GLUSMAN 34 YD
    SOUTHERN MISS 17
    TROY 20 4:34 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Southern Mississippi 17, Troy 20  3rd - 4:34Dec 21 10:41 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    FG SOUTHERN MISS
    BRITT BAREFOOT 38 YD
    SOUTHERN MISS 17
    TROY 17 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Southern Mississippi 17, Troy 17  HalfDec 21 9:55 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    FG TROY
    SAM GLUSMAN 20 YD
    SOUTHERN MISS 14
    TROY 17 3:03 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Southern Mississippi 14, Troy 17  2nd - 3:03Dec 21 9:43 PM
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    Southern Mississippi 14, Troy 14  2nd - 13:15Dec 21 9:26 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    TD SOUTHERN MISS
    DAMION FLETCHER 8 YD RUN
    (BRITT BAREFOOT KICK)
    SOUTHERN MISS 14
    TROY 14 14:25 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Southern Mississippi 14, Troy 14  2nd - 14:25Dec 21 9:14 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS
    NCAAF END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SOUTHERN MISS 7 7
    TROY 14 14 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TROY - TD, JORRICK CALVIN 20 YD FUMBLE
    RETURN (SAM GLUSMAN KICK),
    0:50. TROY 7-0
    SOUTHERN MISS - TD, GERALD BAPTISTE 64 YD PASS
    FROM AUSTIN D

    Dec 21 9:09 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    TD TROY
    KENNARD BURTON 4 YD PASS FROM LEVI BROWN
    (SAM GLUSMAN KICK)
    SOUTHERN MISS 7
    TROY 14 2:58 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Southern Mississippi 7, Troy 14  1st - 2:58Dec 21 9:03 PM
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    Southern Mississippi 7, Troy 7  1st - 13:22Dec 21 8:38 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    TD SOUTHERN MISS
    GERALD BAPTISTE 64 YD PASS FROM AUSTIN DAVIS
    (BRITT BAREFOOT KICK)
    SOUTHERN MISS 7
    TROY 7 13:22 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Southern Mississippi 7, Troy 7  1st - 13:22Dec 21 8:31 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    TD TROY
    JORRICK CALVIN 20 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (SAM GLUSMAN KICK)
    SOUTHERN MISS 0
    TROY 7 14:10 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Southern Mississippi 0, Troy 7  1st - 14:10Dec 21 8:29 PM
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    Southern Mississippi vs. TroyDec 21 10:34 AM
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