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Southern Miss Golden Eagles (6-5)


Sat. 11/10 Sat. 11/17 Sat. 11/24
@ UAB
L 23-26
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vs. LaTech
W 21-20
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@ UTEP
W 39-7
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Southern Miss becomes bowl eligible after 39-7 win at UTEP

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Rachuan Mitchell picked off a Brandon Jones pass and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown to spark Southern Mississippi to a 39-7 win over UTEP Saturday that earned the Golden Eagles bowl eligibility for the fourth straight season and 22nd time in the last 25 years.

The Golden Eagles finished the regular season with back-to-back wins of the first time this season, knocking off Louisiana Tech, 21-20 in their home finale last week.

Briggs Bourgeois connected on two 39-yard field goals in the first half and Steven Anderson punched in from the 1 at the end of the first quarter to send Southern Miss into intermission with a 19-0 advantage. De'Michael Harris pulled in a 17-yard pass from Jack Abraham for a third-quarter touchdown and Tate Whatley and Trivenskey Mosley had scoring runs of 16- and 24-yards, respectively.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: J. Abraham2347
Passing TDs: J. Abraham15
Rushing Yards: T. Mosley494
Rushing TDs: S. Anderson6
Receiving Yards: Q. Watkins889
Receiving TDs: Q. Watkins9
Interceptions: K. Hemby6
Schedule 2018
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/1 vs. Jackson State W 55 - 7
9/8 vs. Louisiana-Monroe L 20 - 21
9/15 at Appalachian State Cancelled
9/22 vs. Rice W 40 - 22
9/29 at 10 Auburn L 13 - 24
10/13 at North Texas L 7 - 30
10/20 vs. UTSA W 27 - 17
10/27 at Charlotte L 17 - 20
11/3 vs. Marshall W 26 - 24
11/10 at UAB L 23 - 26
11/17 vs. Louisiana Tech W 21 - 20
11/24 at UTEP W 39 - 7
Conference USA
East
  Conference Overall
Middle Tennessee 7-1 8-5
Marshall 6-2 8-4
Florida International 6-2 8-4
Charlotte 4-4 5-7
Florida Atlantic 3-5 5-7
Old Dominion 2-6 4-8
Western Kentucky 2-6 3-9
West
  Conference Overall
UAB 7-1 10-3
North Texas 5-3 9-3
Louisiana Tech 5-3 7-5
Southern Miss 5-3 6-5
Texas-San Antonio 2-6 3-9
UTEP 1-7 1-11
Rice 1-7 2-11
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4044 (119)
Passing Yards: 2805 (65)
Rushing Yards: 1239 (125)
Points per game: 26.2 (89)
Yards per game: 367.6 (100)
Touchdowns: 30 (115)
Field Goals: 18 (18)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 3067 (1)
Passing Yards: 1932 (6)
Rushing Yards: 1135 (4)
Points per game: 19.8 (19)
Yards per game: 278.8 (5)
Touchdowns: 23 (11)
Field Goals: 10 (39)
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