October 17, 1971 • Vaught-Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS • •
{{{Away Rank (AP)}}} Southern Miss Golden Eagles {{{Home Rank (AP)}}} Mississippi Rebels
Team 1 2 3 4 Totals
Golden Eagles 0 0 3 3 6
Rebels 20 0 0 0 20

A: 23,200


1st Quarter

MISS: Kenny Lyons 46 yard run (Hinton kick) around left end to cap 66-yard opening kickoff drive

MISS: HB Bobby Knight 2 yard run (kick failed)...less than three minutes later following fumble recovery by LB Crowell Armstrong at USM 15

MISS: FL Bill Barry 15 yard pass from Lyons (Hinton kick)...S Henry Walsh intercepted QB Rick Donegan late in quarter and returned to USM 47, six plays later Ole Miss scored

Teams combined for six turnovers in the quarter (USM three lost FUM, MISS one)

2nd Quarter

No Scoring

3rd Quarter

USM: Ray Guy 32 yard field goal...Sr HB Willie Heidelburg returned second half kickoff 63 yards to MISS 33, stalled six plays later at MISS 14

4th Quarter

USM: Guy 51 yard field goal



First Downs: USM 15, MISS 16

Rushing: USM 37/49, MISS 43/113

Passing: USM 18/41/185/1, MISS 13/30/151/3

Returns: USM 13, MISS 35

Punts: USM 5/50.8, MISS 9/36.4

Fumbles Lost: USM 5, MISS 1

Penalty Yards: USM 34, MISS 60


MISS: Lyons 10/16, 115 yds


MISS: Lyons 68...left in third quarter with separated shoulder, replaced by Norris Weese


  • "Lyons Sparks Mississippi, 20-6." Palm Beach Post. 17 Oct 1971.

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