15 Greatest Games in Southern Miss Football History
|November 13, 1982: Southern Miss 38, Alabama 29 - Ended Alabama's 57-game home winning streak|
Southern Miss would travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to meet No. 17 Alabama on Nov. 13, 1982; in a game they dubbed "The Bama Bowl." After exploding for three first-quarter touchowns, the Eagles held a 28-14 advantage at halftime. The Crimson Tide rallied in the second half, but the Eagle defense and the special teams came up with several big plays to preserve a 38-29 upset, snapping the Crimson Tide’s 57-game home winning streak at Bryant-Denny Stadium, which dated back to Oct. 12, 1963. Coach Jim Carmody became the first rookie head coach to defeat the legendary head coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. "This is the greatest victory in Southern Miss history," declared Carmody. "There was a great deal of character on that field today." Said Bryant. "They are for real, no doubt about it. This was no fluke."