Southern Miss and No. 23 Marshall meet on the gridiron at 6 p.m. at M.M. Roberts Stadium.
Southern Miss plays Rice to open the 2014 Conference USA slate on Saturday at The Rock.
Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2014)
2014 (Freshman): Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Named to the 2014-15 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Played in all 12 games as a true freshman, making five starts ... Made collegiate debut on the road against Mississippi State, while notching first start on the road at North Texas ... Finished the year with 30 tackles, including 22 solo stops ... Notched four pass breakups and recovered a fumble ... Posted a season-high seven solo tackles against UTSA, while adding another seven stops against Rice (five solo, two assisted) ... Recovered a blocked kick against UTEP and returned it 78 yards for a touchdown.
High School: Three star recruit according to 247sports.com and a two star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Helped lead Bassfield HS to a Class 2A State Championship ... Hattiesburg American First Team All-State and Clarion Ledger Second Team All-State ... Recorded 62 total career tackles (46 solo), six interceptions, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries ... As a senior, played in 14 games, recording 32 total tackles (20 solo) with two interceptions, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries ... As a junior, played in 12 games, making 19 tackles (16 solo tackles) with a tackle for loss, three interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... As a sophomore, played in five games with 11 tackles (10 solo) with an interception and three pass deflections ... Honor student.
Personal: Full name is Cornell Orlando Armstrong ... Son of Lessie Williams ... Has four sisters, Veonica, Noel, Noreal and Elizabeth ... Uncle, Eric Booth, played football at Southern Miss ... Born on Sept. 22, 1995 in Inglewood, Calif. ... Majoring in exercise science.
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