Southern Miss: Games and Recruits '10 Season 2, Week 1: USM 29-MSU 27 GOLDEN EAGLES SWOOP BY BULLDOGS Southern Miss edges In-State Rival, Mississippi State by Two Hattiesburg, MS--In 2009 the Southern Miss Golden Eagles expected to fly high on the wings of talented quarterback Austin Davis, stud running back Damion Fletcher and All-World wide receiver DeAndre Brown. Everything looked great in the preseason as the trio were clicking and working well together. Game one came along and Brown was lost for the season in the first half on a fluke play. Now that 2010 is here, those high hopes from '09 have transcended into '10. This time there wouldn't be any disappointment in Game 1 as DeAndre Brown proved why he was rated so highly coming out of high school and why many feel he'll be a first round draft pick in the NFL Draft when he decides to go pro. The Golden Eagles threw to Brown early and often. The 6'6", 216 pound wide out(see above, #5) hauled in 11 catches for 153 yards and 2 touchdowns as he led the team to a 2 point win over one of their in-state rivals. The player of the game for USM was QB Austin Davis (above) who hit 24 of 39 passes for 301 yards with 2 TD's and no intercptions. Davis also ran the ball 17 times for 106 yards in the USM Spread Option offense. Scoring Summary: Q1 3:22 FG USM Estes 27 yards 2:21 TD MSU, Elliot 40yd Rush 1:29 TD MSU, Thompson 3yd Reception 0:09 TD USM, Brown 27yd Reception Q2 6:44 TD MSU, Henderson 4yd Reception 5:22 FG USM, Estes 48 yards 3:24 FG MSU, Brauchle 48 yards Q3 3:03 TD USM, Brown 3yd Reception Q4 6:17 FG USM, Estes 47 yards 3:12 FG USM, Estes 34 yards 1:06 FG MSU, Brauchle 34 yards 0:00 FG USM, Estes 29 yards That's right, Estes hits the game winner as time expired to beat Mississippi State, 29-27. USM travels to West Point to face Army next week.