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Southern Miss receiver earns Conference USA honor

ttisbell@sunherald.com

Southern Miss junior receiver Allenzae Staggers was named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week Monday after putting up huge numbers Saturday in a 44-28 win over Rice.

Staggers caught six passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns, setting a USM single-game record for receiving yardage.

Staggers, a transfer from East Mississippi Community College, caught touchdown passes of 75, 81 and 93 yards on his first three receptions of the game.

The Woodville native has 17 catches for 470 yards and five touchdowns this season, leading USM in receiving yardage and touchdown receptions.

Southern Miss QB Nick Mullens, WR Allenzae Staggers put up record-breaking numbers against Rice.

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