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Two (2) Independence Bowl Appearances (2-0)


1980 - Southern Miss 16, McNeese State 14
1988 - Southern Miss 38, UTEP 18

 Southern Miss Bowl Quick Facts
 Total Bowl Games  24
 Overall Bowl Record  11-14 (.458)
 Longest Win Streak  3 games (2004-2007)
 Most Appearances  New Orleans Bowl (5)
 Overtime Games  1-0 (Last: 2008 New Orleans Bowl, W, 30-27 vs. Troy)
 Highest Attendance  55,989 (2003 Liberty Bowl)

 Southern Miss Bowl History
 Date   Score  Bowl  Att.
 12/18/16
W
 Southern Miss 28, Louisiana-Lafayette 21  New Orleans Bowl  35,061
 12/20/15
L
 Washington 44, Southern Miss 31  Heart of Dallas Bowl  20,229
 12/24/11
W
 Southern Miss 24, Nevada 17  Hawai'i Bowl  36,630
 12/21/10
L
 Louisville 31, Southern Miss 28  St. Petersburg Bowl  20,017
 12/20/09
L
 Middle Tennessee 42, Southern Miss 32  New Orleans Bowl  30,228
 12/21/08
W
 Southern Miss 30, Troy 27 (ot)  New Orleans Bowl  30,197
 12/22/07
L
 Cincinnati 31, Southern Miss 21  Papajohns.com Bowl  35,258
 01/07/07
W
 Southern Miss 28, Ohio 7  GMAC Bowl  38,751
 12/20/05
W
 Southern Miss 31, Arkansas State 19  New Orleans Bowl *  18,338
 12/14/04
W
 Southern Miss 31, North Texas 10  New Orleans Bowl  27,253
 12/31/03
L
 Utah 17, Southern Miss 0  Liberty Bowl  55,989
 12/27/02
L
 Oklahoma State 33, Southern Miss 23  Houston Bowl  44,687
 12/20/00
W
 Southern Miss 28, TCU 21  GMAC Bowl  40,300
 12/31/99
W
 Southern Miss 23, Colorado State 17  Liberty Bowl  54,866
 12/30/98
L
 Idaho 42, Southern Miss 35  Humanitarian Bowl  19,664
 12/31/97
W
 Southern Miss 41, Pittsburgh 7  Liberty Bowl  50,209
 12/28/90
L
 NC State 31, Southern Miss 27  All American Bowl  44,000
 12/23/88
W
 Southern Miss 38, UTEP 18  Independence Bowl  20,242
 12/19/81
L
 Missouri 19, Southern Miss 17  Tangerine Bowl  50,450
 12/13/80
W
 Southern Miss 16, McNeese State 14  Independence Bowl  42,600
 01/01/58
L
 Texas A&M-Commerce 10, Southern Miss 9  Tangerine Bowl  12,000
 01/01/57
L
 West Texas A&M 20, Southern Miss 13  Tangerine Bowl  12,000
 01/01/54
L
 UTEP 37, Southern Miss 14  Sun Bowl  9,500
 01/01/53
L
 Pacific 26, Southern Miss 7  Sun Bowl  11,000

* - Note game played at Cajun Field in Lafayette, La. due to Hurricane Katrina

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