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Sept. 14, 2010

Congratulations to the Golden Eagle players and coaching staff for an outstanding effort this past Saturday in a 34-7 victory over Prairie View. We also are proud of our fans and Southern Miss students that turned out for a great afternoon of tailgating and an exciting evening for the first home game of the season.

The win was a huge positive and sets the stage for a big matchup this Friday night vs. the Kansas Jayhawks, which will be televised nationally on ESPN. Kansas, from the Big XII Conference, will be coming into the Rock following an impressive win last weekend over 15th-ranked Georgia Tech.

The 7 p.m. Friday kickoff is a departure from the usual Saturday game, but we need our fans to respond "loud and proud" in support of the Eagles. Fans expect the Eagles to play well, as they should, but the players and coaches also need our fans there cheering them on and using the noise to our advantage. It's important to make every opportunity count for creating a formidable home game atmosphere, against a Big XII opponent, as well as showcasing Hattiesburg and our university to the rest of the nation.

See you Friday night at the "Rock". WEAR YOUR GOLD AND REMEMBER "LOUD AND PROUD"!

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