The Golden Eagles improve to 1-1 on the season.
David Cohen | Content Writer
C-USA Championship Game - WKU
Jalen Richard runs for 161 yards and four touchdowns
Southern Miss vs. Ohio (Jan. 7, 2007)
USM vs Houston 12-1-06
Football vs UAB
Football vs Memphis
Southern Miss 19, UCF 14 - 9/26/06
A first-team preseason All-Conference USA performer by Phil Steele, Sporting News, Athlon's and Lindy's ... Looks to become only the ninth FBS runner to rush for at least 1,000 yards in all four seasons ... 2008 (Jr.): Named first-team All-Conference USA by the league's coaches as well as by Phil Steele's Magazine and Rivals.com ... School's all-time leading rusher with 4,287 yards, including 1,313 as a junior on 219 carries for a 6.0 yard per carry average ... His 790 career carries also is a school best ... The only Golden Eagle to have rushed for 4,000 yards in their career and over 1,000 yards in three seasons ...Ranks second at the school in rushing touchdowns with 36 ... Had a pair of 200-yard games, including a career-best 260 yards versus UTEP and 222 against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Rushed for over 100 yards in five games and has a school-best 21, 100-yard rushing games in his career ...Ranks 17th in the nation in rushing at 109.4 yards per game ... No Southern Miss back has ever finished his career averaging at least 100 yards per game and Fletcher is averaging 112.8 yards per game over his three seasons ... Caught career-best 33 passes for 246 yards and a 24-yard TD catch against Arkansas State (9/16) ... Had season-high six catches against both Auburn (9/6) and Arkansas State (9/13) ... Holds second place on the school charts in all-purpose yard with 4,949, trailing only Bubba Phillips (1947-50) with 4,968 ... Holds top marks for rushing during his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons at school ... Tallied career-best 69 yard run against UAB (11/1) ... Left in the first quarter of that game with a hamstring injury ... Missed just second game of career due to injury the next week at UCF (11/8) ... Returned against ECU with 121 yards on 23 carries off the bench ... Voted by C-USA coaches as the preseason Offensive Player of the Year ... Recognized as a first-team preseason all-league performer by Athlon Sports, Phil Steele's Magazine, Blue Ribbon Magazine and Lindy's ... Voted preseason Offensive Player of the Year by Blue Ribbon as well ... 2007 PapaJohns.com Bowl: Carried the ball 29 times for 155 yards... Had an average of 5.3 yards per carry with a career-long of 40 yards ... Also had seven receptions for another 50 yards ... 2007 (So.): Became the second Southern Miss player to go over 1,500 yards rushing with his performance in the Papajohns.com Bowl ... Needs 26 yards to have 3,000 rushing yards for his career ... Also set the single-season rushing record at the school with 1,586, passing Sam Dejarnette who rushed for 1,545 in 1982 ... Ranked No. 4 in C-USA in rushing and No. 13 nationally ... Ranked No. 4 on the school chart in career rushing ... Named Second Team All-Conference USA by both the coaches and media ... Played in all 13 games, starting 12 ... Recorded his 1,586 yards on 295 carries ... Became just the third Golden Eagle to rush for over 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons ... His two-year total of 2,974 yards is the most rushing yards all-time in consecutive campaigns ... Scored a total of 15 touchdowns for 90 points (tied for No. 83 nationally) and now has 26 rushing TDs in his career which ranks tied for No. 5 at the school ... Also caught 29 passes for 227 yards, including a long of 48 yards versus East Carolina (9/15) ... Collected 1,835 all-purpose yards, which was No. 6 in the league and No. 35 nationally ... Recorded a career-high 211 yards against UTEP (11/17) ... Named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week for the UTEP game ... Ran for 152 yards and three touchdowns against Marshall (10/21) ... Collected nine 100-yard games ... Named Preseason Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year by CollegeFootballNews.com ... Selected All-Conference USA by Athlon Sports (first team), CBSSportsline.com (first team), CollegeFootballNews.com (first team), C-USA Coaches (first team), Lindy's (first team), Phil Steele's (first team) and The Sporting News (first team) ... Selected in the Top 10 NFL Talent in Conference USA by Lindy's ... Honored as the toughest running back to bring down by Lindy's ... Named No. 46 on top 67 running backs in the nation by Phil Steele's ... 2007 GMAC Bowl: Rushed for 58 yards on 20 carries and added touchdown runs of two and nine yards ... Caught three passes for 28 yards, including a long of 15 ... Named the game's Most Valuable Player ... 2006 (Fr.): Played in 13 games, including 11 starts ... Participated in 625 total snaps, including 624 on offense and one on special teams ... Recorded 1,388 total rushing yards on 276 carries ... His rushing yardage is the most-ever by a freshman and the second-best among all-time among school rushers ... Scored a total of 11 touchdowns for 66 points ... Longest run was 36 yards against Houston (12/1) ... Recorded a season-high 177 yards rushing against NC State (9/16) to go along with three touchdown runs ... Named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week for the NC State game ... Finished with 163 yards rushing on 27 carries against UAB ... Also recorded 142 receiving yards on 18 receptions ... Recorded 1,530 all-purpose yards ... Collected seven 100-yard games and his yard totals against NC State (third), UAB (tied fifth), Marshall (151, eighth) and Tulane (136, 10th) rank among the freshman charts for most rushing yards ... Part of first Southern Miss true freshman duo to rush for over 100 yards in the same season along with Tory Harrison ... Prep: Played for Coach David Russell ... Finished with 952 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior ... Had 1,750 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior ... An all-district selection for two years ... Region 4-5A Offensive Player of the Year ... Two-time Sun Herald's All-Coast team twice ... Second team All-State by The Clarion Ledger ... Team Most Valuable Player and team captain ... State runner-up in the high jump ... A two-star rating by rivals.com ... All-Southeast Region by PrepStar ...