QB battle focus of Southern Miss spring game

By The Associated Press

HATTIESBURG — Chris Campbell completed 12 of 18 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown during the Southern Miss spring football game. Campbell delivered a steady performance, hoping to secure the starting quarterback job.

With sophomore Arsenio Favor sidelined with a knee injury, Campbell and redshirt freshman Ricky Lloyd took most of the snaps. The Golden Eagles are trying to replace Austin Davis, a four-year starter who was the most accomplished quarterback in school history.

Lloyd completed 14 of 28 passes for 199 yards.

Campbell, a junior, led the offense on two touchdown drives in the first half and led another in the third quarter.

Linebacker Jamie Collins led the defensive effort with four sacks. Senior safety Martez Thompson and freshman safety DaQuinton Dean each had an interception.