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Southern Miss routs Alcorn State 52-0

Sep 15, 2009 - 9:37 PM HATTIESBURG, Miss.(AP) -- Austin Davis threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score to lead Southern Mississippi to a 52-0 win over Alcorn State on Saturday.

The Golden Eagles went into halftime with a 35-0 lead, as some of the starters did not play much of the second half.

Davis found Gerald Baptiste for a pair of touchdowns, the first coming just over 3 minutes into the game. The sophomore did it all without the help of star receiver DeAndre Brown, who was sidelined as a precaution as he continues to recover from a broken left leg.

Damion Fletcher led Southern Miss with 126 yards rushing and a touchdown.

The shutout was the first for Southern Miss since 2006.

Former Alcorn State quarterback and NFL star Steve McNair was honored before kickoff. McNair was killed in a murder-suicide committed by Sahel Kazemi on July 4.