Published: Sunday, October 7, 2012
Updated: Sunday, October 7, 2012 14:10
Southern Mississippi fell to 0-5 on the season as they dropped Saturday’s home game against Boise State 40-14. Despite out gaining the Broncos by over 100 yards, the Golden Eagles only managed 14 points thanks, in large part, to five turnovers.
Quarterback Ricky Lloyd started the game for the Eagles completing 12 of his 21 pass attempts for
143 yards but threw two interceptions and led no scoring drives. Sophomore Corey Acosta missed
two first half field goals, his third and fourth misses in the last three games. Anthony Alford
replaced Lloyd in the third quarter.
Alford finished the game seven of 15 and passed for 100 yards. He led Southern Miss to two
consecutive touchdowns on his first two drives but was unsuccessful on his last two. Senior
running back Desmond Johnson led the way for the Eagles with 116 yards rushing and a
Joe Southwick engineered the Boise State offense as he completed 18 of his 27 passing attempts
for 195 yards and three touchdown passes. Running back D.J. Harper led a balanced Bronco
rushing attack with 47 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Four of the Bronco’s
touchdown drives started after Southern Miss turnovers.
“When you’ve lost five ball games in a row there’s not a whole lot to grab on to. For the second
week in a row, I thought we fought hard and played with great effort,” said Head Coach Ellis
Johnson after the game. “We still could have a winning season, we still could win the division,
and we could still go to a bowl. There’s not many teams that are 0-5 that have anything to look