Golden Eagles grab their first C-USA Eastern Division title since 2006.
2010 (r-Jr.): Earned second team All-Conference USA honors and was a C-USA All-Academic Team member for his successful season both on the field and in the classroom ... Graduated earlier this month in business administration ... Started in all 12 games and has started in all 30 games he has played in his career, missing eight contests in 2009 with a foot injury ... Posted an 18-12 record as a starter ... Thrown for 2,898 yards on 259-of-410 passing attempts (63.2) with 18 touchdowns and just six interceptions ... Has thrown for a touchdown pass in each of the last nine games and in 27 of 30 games in his career ... Has 51 career TD passes, just one behind school leaders Lee Roberts (1995-98) and Brett Favre (1987-90) ... Ranks third on the school's career passing charts with 7,191 yards ... Has five multi-TD throwing games, including each of the last three contests ... Tied a career-best for TD throws with four in knocking off nationally ranked UCF (11/13) ... Threw 41 passes of 20 or more yards during the season, including a season-long 67-yard strike to Quentin Pierce against Tulsa (11/26) for a touchdown ... Needs 102 yards to throw for over 3,000 yards for the season (the only QB to accomplish that feat; he tallied 3,128 yards in 2008) and 231 yards to become the school's all-time leader for passing yards ... Has posted 10 rushing touchdowns to give him 21 for his career, trailing Reggie Collier's 26 (1979-82) for the most by a Southern Miss QB ... Ranks third on the team in rushing with 436 yards on 132 carries ... Notched second 100-yard rushing game with 111 on 17 carries and four rushing scores against Houston (11/20) ... Added two TD passes to give him six total touchdowns for the contest ... Named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week (11/22) for his exploits against Houston ... Was Rivals.com's C-USA's Player of the Week following both the UCF and Houston games ... A C-USA Commissioner's List honoree for the 2009-10 academic year ... Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll during the spring semester ... 2009 (r-So.): Started first five games this season...Suffered a season-ending foot injury at UAB (10/1) ... Completed 108-of-156 passing attempts (69.2) for 1,165 yards ... Threw 10 touchdown passes and has completed a TD pass in each of the last 12 games and in 17 of 18 career starts ... Added just two interceptions ... Rushed for 63 yards on 50 rushes and two touchdowns ... Ranks fifth on the single-season school charts in both passing yards (4,293) and touchdowns thrown (33) ... His passing efficiency for his career is second (134.18) and his completion percentage (60.5) and interception avoidance ranks first (1.64 percent) ... A C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal winner as well as earning C-USA Honor Roll and Athletic Director's Honor Roll accolades during the spring and fall semesters ... 2008 New Orleans Bowl: The bowl's MVP threw for 276 yards on 20-of-34 attempts and a pair of touchdowns ... Hit Gerald Baptiste for a 64-yard scoring strike and also hooked up with Jonathan Massey for a 35-yard score ... Added 37 yards rushing ... First USM freshman quarterback to lead Golden Eagles to a bowl victory ... 2008: (r-Fr.): One of 11 players to make the C-USA All-Academic Team ... A C-USA All-Freshman selection, who also garnered Freshman All-America honors by CollegeFootballNews.com ... First freshman to start the season at quarterback since 1991 and third overall since 1950 ... Began campaign with five, 200-yard passing games - more than any other Golden Eagle has put together - and nine altogether for the season - tying a school record for most in a season ... Threw for school single-season record 3,128 yards ... Notched 15 school records including single game marks for passing yards (461), total offense (446), total offensive plays (71), completions (33), passing attempts (61) and rushing touchdowns (five), most points (30) and most touchdowns (five), along with season marks for total offensive yards (3,636), completions (261), attempts (454), TDs responsible for (32) and total plays (609) ... Second on the team in rushing touchdowns (nine) and second in rushing yards (508) ... Tossed a school freshman-record 23 touchdowns, bettering Brett Favre's mark of 15 in 1987 ... Finished with a No. 16 ranking nationally in total offense (279.7) and is No. 52 in passing efficiency (128.6) in the FBS ... His total offense average was the highest among freshmen QBs in the country, above Kellen Moore of Boise State (265.9) and Robert Griffin of Baylor (244.5)... Had season-high rushing yards at Memphis (10/25) with 121 ... His school-record passing game came against Rice (10/18), while his five rushing TDs was against UAB (11/1) ...2007 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Gained valuable practice in an effort to battle for starting job this fall ...Conference USA Academic Medal winner ... Dean's List member ... Prep: Threw for 1,100 yards passing with 15 touchdowns ... Rushed for 600 yards with six touchdowns ... Recorded a 67 percent completion rating ... Winningest quarterback in West Lauderdale HS history ... A four-year letterwinner for coach Stan McCain ... Named team MVP ... Also named best offensive back in the district ... Received all-area honors ... Chosen to participate in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game ... Also lettered in baseball ... Named all-state in baseball ... Personal: Cousin Jason Smith plays baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball ... brother Bo was member of the Golden Eagle baseball team last spring which went to the College World Series ... Majoring in business.