USM has chance

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Austin Davis has to step up for Southern Mississippi in the next few minutes.

Davis has shown flashes as he's passed for 325 yards and three touchdowns and added another touchdown run.

But it hasn't been enough as Kansas has claimed a 35-28 lead in a game that has been marked by a critical red-zone fumble and an earlier interception.

The Southern Mississippi defense picked up a huge stop to give them the ball at their own 12 with about 8 minutes to go.

Can he make the plays the Golden Eagles need?

We'll see.