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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.”

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.

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