From it's early begining in 1912, football at Southern Miss has nurtured a rich tradition. The program has built a reputation of "taking on anyone, anywhere, at any time." Even with that philosophy, we have achieved an over-all school record of 465-311-27 to include 14 post season bowl games.
Over the years, there have been many memorable games resulting in numerous Conference Championships, 2 National Championships, and with Southern Miss achieving stunning upsets due to our tremendous determination and relenting desire for victory. Who could ever forget defeating TCU in 2003, Auburn in 1990 & 1991, beating Alabama in '82 ,'90 and 2000, or Florida State in '81 and '89. These factors along with the numerous victories over our in-state archrivals have resulted in Ole Miss, Miss. State and most of the SEC refusing to play Southern Miss.
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The Tradition of Southern Miss Football
from Pride to Recognition...and Respect to Prominence
Eagles' spoil Gene Stallings Debut for First Win in Birmingham
#25 USM 21
#13 Alabama 0
Loss Give Tide Worst Start in 10 Years!
Loss Ends former Coach, Curley Hallman's Era
Quote to Note:
"We whipped their butt!"
- USM Coach P.W. "Bear" Underwood
October 17, 1970
After USM's first defeat of Ole Miss
"If you are ever going to be what you want to be, you have to do it by playing a tough schedule against people that are respected...and get the recognition you want at a national level, you have to develop a reputation."
"Southern Miss has the reputation for being tough...
They're not afraid of playing anybody!"
Payton Manning ('97)
BYU's first trip to Mississippi
Did You Know...
In the last 15 meetings against Miss. State
Southern Miss holds a 10 - 5 advantage.
In the last 7 meetings with Ole Miss
Southern Miss holds a 5 - 2 advantage.
The Golden Eagles also captured the mythical State Football Championship by defeating both Ole Miss and Miss. State in 1977, 1979, 1980 and 1983 before the rivalries with USM were discontinued by both SEC schools.
Southern Miss 40
#10 TCU 28
The loss ended the Horned Frogs' BCS (Bowl Championship Series) hopes