Southern Miss opens the 2016 season by registering the largest comeback in school history at Kentucky.
Ito Smith ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns.
Game time is 2:30 p.m.
Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.
Preseason Second-team All-Conference USA/Athlon's (2016)
Second-team All-Conference USA (2015)
Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2015)
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Accounted for 62 all-purpose yards against Washington (12/26)...Netted 40 yards and two touchdowns rushing on 16 carries...Scored on runs of one and two yards...Added 22 yards on five catches.
2015 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 14 games, starting seven...One of two Golden Eagles to rush for more than 1,000 yards....Netted a team-high 1,128 yards on 171 carries, averaging 6.6 yards a carry...Scored 10 touchdowns....Ran for 100 yards or more six times, including a season-high 169 yards and three touchdowns at Louisiana Tech (11/28)...Finished fourth the team with 49 catches for 515 yards and three touchdowns...Averaged 10.5 yards a catch....Led Golden Eagles with 1,876 all-purpose yards, averaging 134.0 yards per game...Second on team with 233 yards on 11 kickoff returns...Collected two solo tackles on season.
2014 (Freshman): Named to the 2014-15 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Played in all 12 games as a true freshman, making six starts ... Made collegiate debut in a start in the season opener at Mississippi State ... Tallied 835 all-purpose yards as a rookie ... Notched 536 rushing yards with 76 receiving yards and 223 kickoff return yards ... Boasted 536 rushing yards on 136 carries with a pair of touchdowns ... Topped the 100-yard plateau twice, rushing for a season-high 141 against No. 23 Marshall and adding 118 against Alcorn State ... Fell just short of 100 yards, tallying 95 yards against North Texas ... Finished with a season-high 33 yards receiving at No. 3 Alabama, while adding a 23-yard reception in the season finale against UAB ... Notched a pair of 80-plus yard performances in the return game with 84 kickoff return yards against Mississippi State and 83 yards against Middle Tennessee ... Scored a pair of touchdowns against No. 23 Marshall for first collegiate scores.
High School: Three star prospect by 247sports.com ... Two star recruit according to Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Lettered at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School ... Mobile Press-Register's Coastal Alabama Offensive Player of the Year (2013) ... Named First Team All-State, All-Area and All-Region ... Dubbed Chricton Optimist Club Player of the Week three times ... As a senior, tallied 255 carries for 1,803 and 24 rushing touchdowns ... Also had 27 receptions for 383 yards (14.19 average) and five receiving touchdowns as a senior ... Led McGill-Toolen Catholic High School to the Class 6A semifinals.
Personal: Full name is Romarius Smith ... Son of Raven Smith-Isaac and Llewellyn Isaac ... Has two younger sisters, Ryaan Smith and Rayjah Smith-Issaac ... Born on Sept. 11, 1995 in Mobile, Ala. ... Undeclared major.
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