Conference USA

Southern Miss shuts out UTEP


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


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


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.”

USM starts conference slate with North Texas at home


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.