UAB outlasts Southern Miss 50-49 in double OT

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

HATTIESBURG, MS (AP) - Brian Ellis threw for three scores and ran for another as UAB outlasted Southern Miss 50-49 in double overtime Saturday.

Golden Eagles running back Desmond Johnson scored from 2 yards out on the first possession of the second overtime, but UAB's Pat Shed answered with a 13-yard TD run. Ellis converted the two-point try with a pass to tight end Jeffery Anderson to seal the win for the Blazers (3-5, 2-2 Conference USA).

Ellis hooked up with receiver Mike Jones for the duo's third touchdown of the game on the opening drive of overtime. Southern Miss (5-3, 2-2) responded with a fourth-and-goal touchdown pass from Austin Davis to Quentin Pierce.

Fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns by Shed and Daniel Borne gave the Blazers a 35-21 lead, but Southern Miss tied the game on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Davis to Ocean Springs native Kelvin Bolden with 28 seconds left in regulation.

We'll have hi-lites and post-game reaction from Hattiesburg on WLOX Sports at 6 and on 'Sportsline Saturday.'

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