Smith with 3 TDs, Southern Miss runs over Charlotte 66-21
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Ito Smith ran for three touchdowns, Kelsey Douglas returned two interceptions into the end zone and Southern Mississippi beat Charlotte 66-21 on Saturday.
Smith had a pair of short-yardage scoring runs in the second quarter. Douglas picked off Hasaan Klugh twice, and ran for 52- and 48-yard touchdowns in the first half. Parker Shaunfield kicked three field goals and Southern Miss (7-4, 5-2 Conference USA) led 38-7 at halftime.
Smith ran for an 80-yard touchdown in the third quarter, and finished with 153 yards. He has rushed for 100 yards or more in six games this season.
Kwadra Griggs threw for 221 yards, including 45-yard touchdown pass to Korey Robertson to stretch the Eagles’ lead to 45-7 early in the third quarter. Robertson had six catches for 91 yards.
Klugh threw a touchdown pass and ran for another for Charlotte (1-10, 1-6).