Conference USA

Who's the starting QB? It's still a question

By CAMAL PETRO,

HATTIESBURG – The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are eight games into the season, with a 5-3 overall record and 3-2 in Conference USA, and they’re still in the exact same position they were once Nick Mullens took his final snap in a Golden Eagles’ uniform.

Southern Miss is still without a known starting quarterback.

Southern Miss has all-around bad game against UAB

By CAMAL PETRO,

HATTIESBURG – Sometimes in life, bad days happen. It’s that way for football, too, and Southern Miss coach Jay Hopson is using that mantra after Saturday’s 30-12 loss to UAB.

“It’s just like life,” Hopson said. “Sometimes you have those bad days and you have to get over them and move on. That’s kind of what we have to do now.”

USM' Parks enjoys solid outing Saturday after early-season injury

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG Southern Miss redshirt junior running back Tez Parks enjoyed a bit of a breakout game in last Saturday’s 24-0 shutout of UTEP.

Parks, the LaGrange, Ga., native, missed the first three games with an injury and had seen limited duty in his first two games back with 17 yards on five carries.

Southern Miss shuts out UTEP

By CAMAL PETRO,

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss did get the win over the winless UTEP Miners, but it wasn’t pretty.

The Golden Eagles’ offense missed three great scoring opportunities in the first half, but thanks to the USM defense, the 24-0 score was good enough to push USM’s record to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in Conference USA.

Southern Miss welcomes UTEP for homecoming

By CAMAL PETRO,

Southern Miss celebrated a big win last week and hopes to celebrate again this week when it hosts UTEP in its 81st homecoming football game.

Last week, the Golden Eagles came from behind to beat previously undefeated UTSA 31-29 in San Antonio, Texas, in a game in which Keon Howard quarterbacked in place of the injured Kwadra Griggs.

USM's Dorbeck returns to Oline, prompts USM to makes changes

By CAMAL PETRO,

When redshirt sophomore Drake Dorbeck stepped on the field last Saturday at UTSA, it felt like the first game of the season for him.

“I was nervous all week, because that was my first full game to ever play at the college level,” Dorbeck, a Vicksburg native, said. “It was like the first game of the season for me.”

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