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Austin Davis | Quarterback

Team: Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 205

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Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis threw for 279 yards and four touchdowns in an 49-28 upset of No. 6 Houston in the Conference-USA championship.
Davis' touchdown throws, along with a stellar effort from the Golden Eagles defense, ended the Cougars' undefeated season and any BCS bowl hopes they had. Davis threw touchdowns of 14, 16, 61, and 69 yards in a rout of the 12-0 Cougars. Davis, a senior, ends the regular season with 28 touchdowns to 11 interceptions and a signature win in an underrated 11-2 season for Southern Miss. Sat, Dec 3, 2011 04:04:00 PM

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Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis looked terrific as he easily pieced apart the Gold team defense to the tune of 326 yards passing and three scores.  Kelvin Bolden was the top receiving option as the skinny speedster hauled in eight balls for 137 yards. With Kendrick Hardy sidelined with a hamstring injury, Desmond Johnson led the ground game with 12 carries for 119 yards and two scores.

Davis is once again a top level fantasy option while Bolden could very well reach the 1,000 yard mark.
Source: Sun Herald
Mon, Apr 11, 2011 03:57:00 PM

Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis put the team on his shoulder but was unable to seal the victory over Louisville as the Golden Eagles narrowly lost in the Beef O'Brady's Bowl.  Davis finished the game with 205 yards pass with two touchdowns.  Davis also ran for 16 yards and even caught a 17-yard touchdown.

Davis is a fantasy star and still has another year in Hattiesburg which makes him a premier quarterback for next year.
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Mon, Dec 27, 2010 09:30:00 PM

Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis did a lot for his team, but it was not enough to escape with the win against Tulsa.  Davis finished the shootout with 371 yards passing, two touchdowns, and a pick.

Davis has been playing lights out and should continue this streak into the bowl season.
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Sat, Nov 27, 2010 10:30:00 AM

Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns but also rushed for 111 yards and four more touchdowns as the Golden Eagles downed Houston.

Davis has been a star lately who is not getting a whole lot of press despite putting up amazing numbers.
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Sun, Nov 21, 2010 09:45:00 AM

Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis had a big day passing against UCF as he threw for 264 yards and four touchdowns in the win.

Davis started off slow but is rolling right now.  He is worth a filler spot on any roster.
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Sun, Nov 14, 2010 10:45:00 AM

Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis had to wing it to keep up with UAB as he finished the overtime loss on 30-of-48 passing for 388 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.

Davis has been a bit of a disappointment this year so it is best to keep him off your roster despite this impressive performance.
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Sat, Oct 30, 2010 07:45:00 PM

Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis took to the air to beat Memphis as he completed19-of-30 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns.  Austin also chipped in 34 yards on the ground.

Davis has not been lighting up the skies as much as he had in the past, but this was a good game for the talented signal caller.
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Sat, Oct 16, 2010 09:45:00 PM

If you take a look at Austin Davis' yardage, his numbers are not that impressive until you keep looking to the right of the stat sheet and notice his trips to the endzone.  Davis threw for just 164 yards and rushed for just 18 yards but he also threw for a touchdown and rushed for three touchdowns.

Davis is good at spreading the ball around and should be considered a decent QB3 in deeper leagues.
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Sun, Oct 3, 2010 07:15:00 AM

Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis was the centerpiece of 56 total plays as the Golden Eagles nipped Louisiana Tech.  Davis completed 22-of-38 passes for 233 yards, one touchdown, and one pick while also accounting for 18 rushes for another 69 yards.

One would expect better against the Bulldogs, but you have to love a player that leads his team in passing and rushing.
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Sat, Sep 25, 2010 11:15:00 PM

Southern Mississippi quarterback Austin Davis went 18-of-23 for 151 passing yards to go with 61 rushing yards and a short TD run in a win over Kansas.

The Golden Eagles jumped out to a big lead thanks to a trick play and a TD off of a blocked punt, so Davis didn't need to air it out much in this one.  Look for bigger fantasy numbers next week against Louisiana Tech as well as when C-USA play begins.
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Fri, Sep 17, 2010 11:45:00 PM

Austin Davis appears to have a firm grip on the starting quarterback job at Southern Miss, and Martevious Young appears to be accepting his role as the backup.  “I know all I’ve got do is stay focused and be ready for when my time comes," Young said.  "Maybe I’ll give Austin a break and I’ll just be ready to go in and play.”

Davis' draft value has been hurt a bit due to his absence from spring ball and the emergence of Young. Those that took a shot at him will likely have gotten a steal.  We still expect Young to see some snaps now and then, however.
Wed, Aug 25, 2010 03:45:00 PM

Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis looked like his old self during the team's scrimmage, throwing for 217 yards on 18-of-26 passing and three touchdowns.  Davis is competing hard against Martevious Young for the starting job this season.  Young finished with 6-of-10 passing for 74 yards.

This is going to be a hotly-contested battle to watch as either quarterback is a nice QB1 option in most leagues.
Source: Al.com
Mon, Aug 16, 2010 08:45:00 PM

"It's going to be a tremendous competition," Southern Miss coach Larry Fedora said of the looming quarterback competition between Austin Davis and Martevious Young.

Davis, who is coming off foot surgery, would appear to hold the slight lead.  But as we've warned, Young has looked good and anything can happen. Be careful when drafting Davis this summer and watch fall camp closely.
Fri, Jul 16, 2010 07:30:00 AM

“I’m at about 70 percent right now,” Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis said about his foot. “I’m still pretty limited on drop-backs and I can’t really roll out right now. But when I’m out there, I’m taking mental reps constantly.”

Davis' inability to go full-speed this spring will further fuel the battle between him and Martevious Young.  We probably won't know until August whether or not Davis has won his starting job back.
Tue, Mar 16, 2010 11:15:00 AM