Players to watch in the Pre-New Year's bowls

With those pre-Christmas bowls out of the way, you begin to see some of the better teams get their shots on the big stage — big-name teams with big-name players. In the week prior to the New Year, the bowl games scheduled have some of the nation's best passers, most electric receivers, a former Heisman winner, two Heisman finalists and a slew of All-Americans. We get some iconic...
December 21, 2017  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2017  |  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 season...
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

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

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 (!) — 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...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 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...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Southern Miss WR make absurd TD catch

In what may be the coolest catch you will see from Saturday, Southern Mississippi wide receiver Mike Thomas caught a seven-yard touchdown pass Odell Beckham style. Thomas reeled the pass in with one hand, used his body to control the football and maintained possession all the way to the ground. The catch gave his team a 21-3 lead over Louisiana Tech and is as good as any you...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Following 3 dreadful seasons, Southern Miss rebounds

Southern Mississippi has won more games over the past six weeks then it did in the previous three seasons combined. Now the Golden Eagles (8-3, 6-1 CUSA) will try to put an exclamation point on a remarkable turnaround when they travel to face Louisiana Tech (8-3, 6-1) on Saturday in a game that will decide the Western Division title. It's been quite a ride for a program that had...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Southern Mississippi rallies to beat Old Dominion 56-31

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Jalen Richard ran for 161 yards and four touchdowns, Nick Mullens passed for two TDs and ran for another, and Southern Mississippi rallied to beat Old Dominion 56-31 on Saturday. Trailing 17-14 at halftime, Mullens hit Michael Thomas on a 24-yard scoring pass, but Shuler Bentley threw scoring passes of 11 and 64 yards to Jonathan Duhart and the Monarchs...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Knee injury jeopardizes George Payne’s season

Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles rising junior running back George Payne suffered a non-contact knee injury and could miss most if not all of the upcoming season. Head coach Todd Monken broke the news to Jason Munz of the Hattiesburg American. Payne rushed for 271 yards and six touchdowns on 86 carries last season, and also caught eight passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. Were...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Southern Miss WRs Arrested for Armed Robbery and more

A pair of Southern Mississippi football players could be in some very hot water. Per the Hattiesburg American, wide receivers James Cox and Kyle Foster were arrested yesterday morning on felony charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and “burglary of an occupied dwelling.” Police offered no further details, but university spokesman Jack Duggan offered a brief statement. “We have been...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Southern Miss beats Missouri 71-63 in NIT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Neil Watson scored 18 points and Aaron Brown added 16 to help Southern Mississippi beat Missouri 71-63 in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament on Sunday.
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Miss tied for first place in C-USA

Southern Miss Golden Eagles opened the game against the Marshall Thundering Herd with a 3-2 lead, that would be their only lead until senior guard Neil Watson’s three-pointer with 2 seconds remaining, to take a 58-57 lead. After a failed possession and an intentional foul, the Golden Eagles added two more free throws to end the game. Southern Miss defeated the Thundering Herd in...
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Miss starts rebuilding with 2014 signing day

On Wednesday, February 5, the first day high school seniors can sign a National Letter of Intent. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles did a good job of shoring up their most obvious need, offensive linemen. The Golden Eagles were able to land two junior college offensive linemen, Norman Price and Thomas Collins. Price and Collins are currently enrolled and will take part in spring drills...
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Miss basketball on a roll

The Southern Miss men’s basketball team is off to a 18-3 start overall and a 5-1 start in conference play. Senior Neil Watson is leading the charge for the Golden Eagles hoops team, as he is averaging 12.7 points per game and shooting 44% from behind the three-point line. Watson has also made 31 consecutive free throws. Not too far behind Watson is senior Michael Craig, who has appeared...
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Miss puts it all together against UAB

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles finally put it all together in the final game of head coach Todd Monken’s first year. The Golden Eagles erupted with 28 points in the 3rd quarter against the UAB Blazers, for a final score of 62-27. The Golden Eagles snapped the nation’s longest losing streak of 23. The Eagles dominated in all facets of the game Saturday versus the Blazers. Accumulating...
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Miss remain optimistic in season finale

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles will be traveling to Legion Field, in Birmingham to face the Alabama-Birmingham. This game versus UAB is the final opportunity this season for the Golden Eagles to record that elusive first victory. The Eagles head into the game 0-11, while the UAB Blazers are 2-9 this season with one victory within the conference. Southern Miss Golden Eagles quarterback...
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Miss shows fight in loss to Middle Tennessee

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles (0-11) season, faced the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (7-4), the Blue Raiders outgained the Golden Eagles 418 to 317 in the total yards category. The Blue Raiders outscored the Eagles, 28-7 in the first half. Middle Tennessee finished the game with 42 points to win, 42-21. The Golden Eagles offense started the game off well, the offense moved...
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Golden Eagles looking to finish strong

December 24, 2011 was the last time the Golden Eagles won a football game, 24-17. Southern Miss ended the season ranked 21st in BCS. Since that game, Larry Fedora has left the program and a replacement for arguably the second best quarterback statistically, Austin Davis. Last season was a historic one for the Southern Miss program, a streak of 18 winning seasons in a row was snapped...
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Miss makes a QB change

Southern Miss (0-6), in the midst of a 18-game losing streak, has made a quarterback change. Head coach Todd Monken takes a towards the future as he decided to name freshman Nick Mullens as the starter for this Saturday’s game versus the North Texas Mean Green (4-3). Monken announced Monday that Mullens would be the starting over senior Allan Bridgford. Bridgford, a fifth-year from...
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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