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September 13, 2009

Southern Miss vs. UCF by the numbers

You don't always get the full story of a football game solely looking at the numbers, but they do give a pretty good indication of how the game played out. Each week BGN will take a look at a few key numbers that either play into the outcome of the games or have at least some passing interest.

UCF 19 at Southern Miss 26

52,000 - The University of Central Florida surpassed the University of Florida this year to lay claim to being Florida's largest University.

27,456 - Another sell-out would have been nice, but the inkling of a rain shower has long been known to carve thousands off of a Southern Miss football crowd.

5,266 - With each yard gained senior running back Damion Fletcher extends his school record for all-purpose yards.

609 - The driving distance in miles between the Southern Miss and Central Florida.

535 - With the win Southern Miss' all time record stands at 535-359-27

507 - The Total offensive production in yards the Eagles have averaged in first two games of 2009.

253 - The yards that sophomore quarterback Austin Davis passed for against The Golden Kinghts.

194 - The number of total yards surrendered by the Southern Miss defense to the Knights.

103 - Damion Fletcher carried the ball 21 times for 103 yards against the Knights. It was the 23rd 100-yard game of his college career.

77 - Penalty yards assessed to the Golden eagles on Saturday night, but when you consider that the Eagles had a 66 yard pitch and catch called back for holding the total would be much higher.

75 - The number of receiving yards tallied by sophomore pass catcher DeAndre Brown on seven receptions in his return to the field after a horrific broken leg suffered in the New Orleans Bowl.

68 - The 26-19 victory notched the 68th C-USA win for the Eagles. No team has more league wins in C-USA than Southern Miss.

32 - Well 31.6 yards to be more accurate is the net average per punt for freshman punter Peter Boehme. While this would not ordinarily draw many accolades, he managed to pin UCF inside their own 20 yards line four times in five punts.

23 - The number of first downs Southern Miss earned on the night.

15 - The Southern Miss defense allowed UCF to 15 net rushing yards on the night.

7 - The Eagles and Knights combined to fumble the ball seven times during the game.

3 - Sacks on UCF quarterbacks by the Eagle defense.

2 - Passes completed by UCF starter Rob Calabrese before being replaced by Brett Hodges.

1 - Bone crushing hit delivered by Southern Miss running back Tory Harrison on the opening kick-off of the game on UCF return man Darin Baldwin.

0 - Number of fans that actually "enjoy" the hot dogs served at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

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