COL FB: Boise State 40, Southern Miss. 14

Oct. 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM

HATTIESBURG, Miss., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Joe Southwick fired three touchdown passes Saturday, sparking No. 25 Boise State to a 40-14 victory over Southern Mississippi.

Southwick completed 18-of-27 passes for 195 yards with an interception as the Broncos (4-1) posted an easy victory despite converting just 2-of-11 third downs.

Southwick threw scoring strikes to Chris Potter, Kirby Moore and Matt Miller.

D.J. Harper added a pair of rushing TDs en route to 47 yards for Boise State.

Desmond Johnson led the Golden Eagles (0-5) with 116 rushing yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.

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