ORLANDO, Fla. — Austin Davis threw for 264 yards and four touchdowns Saturday, helping Southern Mississippi rally to ruin No. 25 Central Florida’s first national ranking with a 31-21 victory that also keeps the Eagles in the race for Conference USA’s East Division title.
Davis overcame an early two-touchdown deficit with scoring passes of 5 yards to Johdrick Morris and 23 yards to Kelvin Bolden that put Southern Miss (7-3, 4-2) up 17-14 at halftime. Bolden’s second TD reception broke the game open early in the fourth quarter.
Freshman Jeff Godfrey threw for 190 yards and two TDs for UCF (7-3, 5-1), which had averaged 41.4 points during a five-game winning streak that vaulted the Knights into the Top 25 for the first time in the school’s 31-year football history.
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