Mullens throws for 263 yards in loss
Southern Miss football hosts Louisiana Tech in the annual Blackout Game.
Game time is set for 2:30 p.m., Saturday at The Rock
The Golden Eagles head coach discusses the North Texas game and previews Louisiana Tech.
Transcript of head coach Todd Monken from Southern Miss' Media Day
2014 (Junior): Played in seven games on the season, making three starts ... Missed five games due to injury sustained in Mississippi State game ... Tallied 459 all-purpose yards, rushing for 236 yards and adding 184 receiving yards ... In addition had 21 kickoff return yards and 18 punt return yards ... Recorded 236 yards on the ground on 40 carries with a touchdown ... Caught 24 balls for 184 yards and a score ... Rushed for a season-high 91 yards on six carries against UAB, scoring a touchdown ... Added 34 yards in the air against the Blazers and a score ... Posted 46 yards on the ground against No. 23 Marshall ... Had a season high 71 yards on a season-best eight reception at North Texas ... Had a season-long 60-yard rush to go with a season-high 26-yard reception in the season finale against UAB.
2013 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games, making eight starts ... Missed the final game of the season with an injury ... Finished the season with 322 yards rushing on 85 attempts ... Also had 21 receptions for 168 yards and a touchdown ... In addition, handled kickoff and punt return duties tallying 181 yards on special teams ... Had a season-best 94 yards on a season-high 14 carries at Arkansas ... Had season-high 45 yards receiving against Marshall ... Also added 44 yards receiving against FIU with a touchdown.
2012 (Freshman): Appeared in 10 games and had six starts as a true freshman ... Second on the team in rushing with 426 yards on 87 carries and his four touchdowns were the most among the running backs ... Scored two touchdowns on the ground against UCF and was the only running back to have a multi-TD game on the ground ... Returned 10 kicks for 259 yards with a long of 43 ... Caught eight passes for 39 yards and one touchdown.
High School: Two-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN ... Rated as the No. 136 running back in the nation by ESPN ... Played for coach Phillip Payne at Peabody Magnet High School ... Earned First Team All-State honors as a junior ... Tabbed First Team All-District and All-Area as a sophomore and junior ... Rushed for 2,289 yards on 263 carries as a junior, while adding 140 yards on 13 receptions and 33 touchdowns ...Also a member of the track & field team ... Finished third in District Championships in the 100 meters and second in the 200 meters ... Honor student.
Personal: Full name is Jalen Cantrell Richard ... Son of Krissy and James Richard ... Has two younger brothers, Jeremy and Justin ... Born on Oct. 15, 1993 in Baton Rouge, La. ... Majoring in exercise science.
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