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September 6, 2009

Southern Miss vs. Alcorn by the Numbers

Football is a game of numbers and stats, and while they may not always tell the entire story of a game, they can give you a good idea of how games play out. Lets take a look at some of the most important numbers in Southern Miss' 52-0 win over in-state program Alcorn State.


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195,000 - The number of dollars paid to NCAA I-A FCS member Alcorn St. to come to Hattiesburg to help Southern Miss open the 2009 season.

36,232 - The number of fans that packed MM Roberts to past capacity. The crowd broke the MM Roberts Stadium attendance records. The previous best crowd was 36,152 against Nebraska on Sept. 25, 2003

5,112 - The current tally of all-purpose yards for senior running back Damion Fletcher, who passed Bubba Phillips in that category on Saturday night.

4,000 - The number of Alcorn State fans estimated to be in attendance by Southern Miss Athletic Director Richard Giannini.

631 - The total offensive production for Southern Miss. Ranks second all-time for Southern Miss offensive production.

398 - The total rushing yards that Southern Miss backs rolled up on Alcorn State.

171 - The total offense that Southern Miss defense allowed the Braves.

138 - Total rushing yards that freshman backs Desmond Johnson and Tracey Lampley combined for during the game.

66 - The total number of Golden Eagles to see game action on Saturday.

52 - Points scored by the Eagles.

37 - The number of touchdowns scored by Fletcher in his Southern Miss career.

34 - First downs, earned by the Eagle offense, the second most in Southern Miss history

12 - True or Redshirt Freshmen saw action in the game for the Eagles

9 - Jersey number of Alcorn State great and friend of Southern Miss - Steve McNair. McNair was honored before the game for his community service.

4 - Total touchdowns for quarterback Austin Davis (three passing, one rushing).

3 - Turnovers forced by the Eagle Defense

1 - Number of first downs allowed by the Eagle defense in the second half.

0 - Points allowed by the Eagle defense in the home opener.

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