SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI GOLDEN EAGLES NEWS

Richardson's buzzer-beating 3 lifts Southern Miss over FIU

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) D'Angelo Richardson hit a fade away 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime, and Southern Mississippi overcame a 14-point, second-half deficit to beat Florida International 69-66 on Thursday night. FIU jumped out on a 6-0 spurt in the extra period before Quinton Campbell made back-to-back 3s to tie it at 66 with 51 seconds left. FIU committed a turnover on...
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February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Charlotte tops Southern Mississippi 82-66 behind Vanhook

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Anthony Vanhook scored 16 points with nine rebounds and Jon Davis had 15 points and seven assists in leading Charlotte past Southern Mississippi 82-66 on Saturday night and snapping a four-game losing streak. Vanhook's layup with 15:39 left to play put Charlotte (8-9, 2-4 Conference USA) out front 47-36, and the 49ers led by double figures for the remainder...
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January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Southern Miss overcomes halftime deficit, blows out UTSA

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Khari Price and Quinton Campbell scored 20 points apiece and Southern Mississippi rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to blow out Texas-San Antonio 77-59 on Thursday night. Price finished 7 of 12 from the field, Campbell 8 of 12, and both hit two 3-pointers. Cortez Edwards added 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Golden Eagles (4-10, 1-1 Conference...
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January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Southern Miss top UL Lafayette 28-21 in New Orleans Bowl

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Allenzae Staggers set New Orleans Bowl records with 11 catches for 230 yards and also scored a touchdown to help Southern Mississippi beat Louisiana-Lafayette 28-21 on Saturday night. Nick Mullens, the Southern Miss all-time leader in yards passing and passing touchdowns, finished his distinguished career by throwing for 346 yards and two TDs. One of Mullens' TD...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2016  |  Discuss

So. Miss, UL Lafayette persevered to reach New Orleans Bowl

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Southern Miss all-time leading quarterback Nick Mullens and prolific Louisiana-Lafayette running back Elijah McGuire expected the final season of their college careers to be considerably better. That doesn't mean they haven't been gratified by what they and their teams have overcome, defying late-season odds with clutch performances to earn invitations to Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

New Orleans Bowl puts So. Miss streak vs. ULL on the line

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Southern Mississippi (6-6, Conference USA) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (6-6, Sun Belt), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Line: Southern Miss by 5+. Series Record: Southern Miss leads 39-11-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE Both teams had to win their final regular season games to get a post-season bid and don't want to follow that with a loss that would doom them to end their 2016 campaign with...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 10 storylines for this weekend’s college football bowl games

Christmas is right around the corner. Most of the nation is covered in a blanket of snow. Yep. College football bowl games are here, and we can’t wait for them to begin. There are five games on the slate this upcoming Saturday. And while the big hitters won’t play for a couple more weeks, there are plenty of reasons to tune into these games as we move into the winter holiday...
Via Sportsnaut
December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Richardson helps Southern Mississippi win 101-96 in 2 OT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) D'Angelo Richardson drilled a 3-pointer and made two free throws in the final minute of the second overtime to lift Southern Mississippi to a 101-96 win over NAIA Tougaloo in the Golden Eagles' season-opener on Friday night. Richardson hit a 3-pointer with 34 seconds to play to put Southern Miss up 98-96 and he converted at the line at 10 seconds after...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Klugh leads Charlotte comeback to beat Southern Miss, 38-27

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Hasaan Klugh ran for a touchdown and capped a 21-point second quarter with an 18-yard pass to T.L. Ford II as Charlotte rallied past Southern Mississippi, 38-27 on Saturday. Klugh capped an 80-yard, three-play drive in the first quarter with a 7-yard scamper for a touchdown, but the Golden Eagles answered with a pair of first-quarter touchdown passes by...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Mullens sets new record, Southern Miss beats Marshall 24-14

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Nick Mullens threw for a touchdown and broke a school passing record as Southern Mississippi stopped a two-game slide with a 24-14 win over Marshall on Saturday night. Mullens had 300 yards passing for the Golden Eagles (5-3, 3-1 Conference USA) to become the school's all-time leader with 11,057 career yards, surpassing the 10,892 yards of Austin Davis...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Rhodes helps UTSA run away from Southern Miss 55-32

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Jalen Rhodes rushed for 165 yards with three touchdowns and UTSA beat Southern Mississippi 55-32 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak. UTSA (2-3, 1-1 Conference USA) scored on its first four possessions, including a 71-yard touchdown pass from Dalton Sturm to Kerry Thomas Jr. and a 4-yard run by Rhodes. The Roadrunners led 28-7 after one quarter. Rhodes...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Mullens, Southern Miss shatter records and Rice in 44-28 win

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Nick Mullens threw for 591 yards and four touchdowns and Southern Mississippi set a school record with 702 yards of total offense in a 44-28 win over Rice on Saturday night. On Nov. 15 last year against Rice, Southern Miss (4-1, 2-0 Conference USA) set the previous school record for total offense with 682 yards. Mullens broke Austin Davis' previous school...
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October 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Southern Miss runs over UTEP 34-7

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Nick Mullens threw for 176 yards and three touchdowns to help lead Southern Mississippi to a 34-7 win over UTEP on Saturday night. Ito Smith ran 16 times for 108 yards and added 33 yards receiving with a touchdown for Southern Miss (3-1, 1-0 Conference USA), who outgained UTEP by 120 yards (378-258) and forced three Miners turnovers. D.J. Thompson and Allenzae...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Mullens, defense help Southern Miss beat Savannah St. 56-0

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Nick Mullens threw for three touchdowns and ran for another and the Southern Miss defense allowed the fewest total yards in Conference USA history in the Golden Eagles' 56-0 win over Savannah State on Saturday night. Mullens completed 16 of 20 passes for 216 yards. Ito Smith had 128 yards rushing - including an 86-yard scoring run - and George Payne added...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Southern Miss rallies for 44-35 upset of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Nick Mullens ran for two 1-yard touchdowns - including the go-ahead score late in the third quarter - and passed for two TDs as Southern Mississippi scored 34 unanswered points to upset Kentucky 44-35 in its season opener on Saturday night. Kentucky appeared in control with a 35-10 second quarter lead as Drew Barker threw TD passes of 72, 43, 9 and 53 yards...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Hopson's charge: Win quickly at Southern Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) First-year Southern Mississippi coach Jay Hopson walks into a situation that many of his peers would envy. There's the loaded roster that includes 13 returning starters and an experienced quarterback. There's a fan base that's second to none in Conference USA and hungry for a return to prominence. But with that comes the expectations. And Hopson knows...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

TSS Roundtable: Who will win Conference USA in 2016?

Earlier this week, we discussed players to watch and surprise teams in Conference USA. Now, it’s time to answer the all-important question: which team will win the conference championship? Question: Which team will win Conference USA this year? Terry Johnson:On Twitter @SectionTPJ I’ll break down each division and then give my winner. Southern Mississippi will win the West in...
Via The Student Section
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Southern Miss CB Kalan Reed Has Met With Steelers

One last piece of draft visit news before the real fun begins tomorrow night. Southern Mississippi cornerback Kalan Reed has reportedly met with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Jeff Haeger of WHLT in Hattiesburg. USM's Kalan Reed also tells me he's had in-person visits with the Browns, Eagles, Steelers, Panthers,... The post Report: Southern Miss CB Kalan Reed Has Met With...
Via Steelers Depot
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Southern Mississippi DB Kalan Reed Shows Off His 41.5-Inch Vertical Jump as His Teammates Go Nuts

Kalan Reed is just 5-foot-11, but we found out today that the defensive back from Southern Mississippi can jump about half his height in the air. Kalan Reed vertical: 41.5 (!) pic.twitter.com/H7gJnlo4e4 — Jason Munz (@munzly) March 24, 2016 Today is the Golden Eagles' Pro Day, and Reed showed off his incredible leaping ability by hitting 41.5 inches on the Standing Vertical...
Via Stack
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Southern Miss snaps 7-game skid, beats North Texas 81-70

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Kourtlin Jackson made his final home game count, hitting five 3-pointers and pouring in 27 points to help Southern Mississippi snap a seven-game losing streak by beating North Texas, 81-70 Saturday night. The graduate transfer from Iowa State entered the game after scoring a career-high 31 points against Rice. Jackson leads Southern Miss in scoring average...
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February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

UAB downs Southern Miss 80-77 in 2OT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Chris Cokley scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Alabama-Birmingham past Southern Miss 80-77 in double overtime on Thursday night for its fourth straight win. William Lee scored 15 points for the Blazers (21-4, 11-1 Conference USA) and his dunk put UAB up 75-73 early in the second overtime. Cokley's jumper gave the Blazers a four-point edge...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Jackson leads Southern Miss past Texas-San Antonio, 86-70

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Kourtlin Jackson scored 20 points and Southern Mississippi cruised past Texas-San Antonio, 86-70 on Saturday night. The Golden Eagles shot an efficient 22 of 42 from the field (52.4 percent), including 14 of 28 from beyond the arc. Southern Miss also collected 17 assists on its 22 made baskets. Southern Miss led by six at intermission and extended its...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Southern Miss overtakes UTEP 71-58

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Kourtlin Jackson scored 15 points and fueled the go-ahead run to lead Southern Mississippi to a 71-58 comeback win over UTEP on Thursday night. After trailing by double figures in the first half, Southern Miss (6-12, 3-4 Conference USA) broke it open midway through the second half with a 13-2 run to make it 55-45 with 5:33 left. Jackson scored 11 in the...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech tops Southern Mississippi 70-59

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Erik McCree scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Alex Hamilton added 15 points, and Louisiana Tech ended a two-game losing streak with a 70-59 win over Southern Mississippi on Saturday night. McCree bounced back after scoring a season-low five points on 2-of-7 shooting in a 63-61 loss to Florida Atlantic a week ago. Louisiana Tech (14-5, 3-3 Conference...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Heart of Dallas Bowl Matchup

Southern Miss (9-3, C-USA) vs Washington (6-6, Pac-12), Dec. 26, 2:20 p.m. LOCATION: Dallas TOP PLAYERS Southern Miss: QB Nick Mullens, who has thrown 36 touchdown passes in 2015. Washington: RB Myles Gaskin, with 1,121 yards rushing and 10 TDs. NOTABLE Southern Miss: The Golden Eagles won just one game in 2013 and three last season. Washington: Beat Oregon State and Washington...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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