After going up 14-0 in the first quarter blocking a field goal and completing a 99-yard touchdown drive, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles began another scoring drive on the Navy Midshipmen. The Golden Eagles went 75-yards in 13 plays. Tracey Lamply punched the ball in from 3-yards out to cap off the drive and put Southern Miss up 21-0.
Navy got the ball back and promptly went three-and-out after quarterback Kriss Proctor was sacked for a 10-yard loss. Southern Miss got the ball back and once again drove right down the football field. The Eagles went down the field on six straight rushing plays for 75 yards, then quarterback Austen Davis hit Ryan Hanks for the 5-yard touchdown pass to go up 28-0.
Fortunately for the Midshipment, on their next drive they were able to move the football and get some points on the board. Navy went 70 yards on six straight runs, capped off by a 1-yard touchdown run by John Howell to bring the score to 28-7.
After trading some punts, Southern Miss went right down the field on the arm of Austen Davis. Davis capped off the 58-yard drive with another 5-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Balentine. Southern Miss takes a 35-7 lead into half time.