Gore's 100-yard rushing game was the first for the Golden Eagles' since De'Michael Harris did it on Nov. 16, 2019.
Abram threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Demarcus Jones and Gore ran it in from 11 yards out to give Southern Mississippi a 14-3 lead in the game's first 4 1/2 minutes.
The Mean Green's Tre Siggers capped an 80-yard scoring drive with a 1-yard scoring run with 1:54 before halftime. But Southern Mississippi (1-3, 1-1 Conference USA) drove 46 yards in 70 seconds, and Briggs Bourgeois kicked a 46-yard field goal to put the Golden Eagles up 20-10 at intermission.
Mayberry's 4-yard scoring run early in the fourth quarter stretched Southern Mississippi to its largest lead at 34-17.
Austin Aune threw for 330 yards and two scores for North Texas (1-2, 0-1).
History-making kicker Sarah Fuller invited to Joe Biden's inauguration
Sarah Fuller, who this season became the first woman to score in a Power 5 game, announced on social media that she has been invited to President Joe Biden's inauguration.
Michigan hires Baltimore Ravens' Mike Macdonald as defensive coordinator
New Michigan defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald had been working under coach Jim Harbaugh's brother, John, with the Ravens, so there is some familiarity as he returns to college coaching.
Sources: Indiana Hoosiers to hire Georgia Bulldogs DB coach Charlton Warren as defensive coordinator
Indiana is set to hire Georgia defensive backs coach Charlton Warren as defensive coordinator, sources told ESPN.
Ohio State Buckeyes RB Trey Sermon says he's entering NFL draft
Ohio State RB Trey Sermon announced Sunday he is entering the NFL draft.
Sources: Alabama assistant Charles Huff set to be hired as Marshall's new football coach
Marshall is expected to hire Alabama associate head coach/running backs coach Charles Huff as its new head coach, sources confirmed to ESPN on Saturday.
Maryland agrees to settle with family of Jordan McNair for $3.5 million
The University of Maryland has agreed to settle with the family of former player Jordan McNair for $3.5 million, more than two years after the sophomore died of a heatstroke.