USM starts conference slate with North Texas at home

By ALAN HINTON,

HATTIESBURG - Saturday marks the beginning of the Conference USA season for the Southern Miss football team, and Golden Eagle coach Jay Hopson knows beating North Texas won’t be an easy task.

“We know we have a tough, excellent football team coming to town,” Hopson said.

Game time at M.M. Roberts Stadium is 6 p.m. Saturday.

Griggs to start vs Southern

By ALAN HINTON,

Southern Miss’ last football victory without Nick Mullens starting at quarterback came in the 2011 season.

Six years later, at 6 p.m. this Saturday against Southern (La.), the Golden Eagles try to change that as well as get into the win column this season with another starting quarterback, this one named Kwadra Griggs.

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