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NCAA Game Summary - Memphis at Southern Mississippi

(Saturday, November 10th)

Final Score: Memphis 29, Southern Mississippi 26

Hattiesburg, MS (Sports Network) - A 52-yard touchdown reception by Carlos Singleton with just 1:04 remaining in regulation proved to be the difference as the Memphis Tigers fought back to capture a 29-26 win over the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in Conference USA action at Roberts Stadium.

Singleton finished with five catches for 96 yards and two scores for the Tigers (5-5, 4-2 CUSA) while signal-caller Martin Hankins threw for 396 yards and four touchdowns, two of those coming in the final minutes to give the visitors the three-point win.

The Golden Eagles (5-5, 4-3) were paced by Jeremy Young who connected on 11- of-17 passing for 123 yards and a score and one interception in the setback.

Memphis put up the first points of the game on a 65-yard TD strike from Hankins to Duke Calhoun at the 9:43 mark of the first quarter.

USM fought back and grabbed a 14-7 lead thanks to a five-yard touchdown run by Damion Fletcher and an 18-yard TD reception by Torris McGee.

The only points in the second quarter came courtesy of Singleton who reeled in a 10-yard scoring strike to know the score at 14-14 heading into the break.

In the third frame a 28-yard field goal by USM kicker Justin Estes was followed by a 34-yard effort by Estes to begin the fourth.

The Golden Eagles pushed their lead to 26-14 with 10:22 to play when Brandon Sumrall returned an interception 82 yards for a score.

Hankins then went to work for the Tigers with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Earnest Williams at the 4:21 mark of the fourth and then followed that with the eventual game-winner to Singleton.

Memphis, which controlled the ball for more than 12 minutes in the final quarter, captured the win despite rushing for just 26 yards on 26 attempts.

11/10 22:24:58 ET

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