Ito Smith ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns.
The Golden Eagles return to action this weekend when they travel for the C-USA Championship game.
QB Mullens threw for 386 yards and five touchdowns in win over the Owls.
Conference USA Championship Game USM vs WKU
Football vs LA Tech
Football vs Old Dominion
NCAA Football: Southern Miss squares off against Charlotte at Jerry Richardson Stadium.
Football vs. North Texas
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Was good on his lone field-goal attempt (22 yards) and kicked four extra points against Washington (12/26)…Averaged 58 yards with two touchbacks on four kickoffs.
2015 (Redshirt Junior): Appeared in all 14 games…Primary kickoff/extra point/field goal specialist…Finished third on the team in scoring with 81 points (11 field goals, 48 extra points)…Connected on 78.2 percent of his field goals (11 of 14), with a long of 39 yards twice…Made four field goals against Texas-San Antonio (10-17), the most by a Golden Eagle since Corey Acosta made four at Alabama in 2014…Converted 48 of 52 extra point attempts (92.3 percent)…Averaged 58.9 yards on 96 kickoffs, with 16 touchbacks…Collected four tackles (one solo) on the season.
2014 (Junior): Named to the 2014-15 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Transferred from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette ... Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules, taking a redshirt.
2013 (Sophomore, Louisiana-Lafayette): Appeared in all 13 games for Louisiana-Lafayette on the year, helping the Ragin' Cajuns with the 2013 Sun Belt Conference Championship and the 2013 R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl ... Scored 76 points on the season, ranking second on the team behind Alonzo Harris who tallied 84 points with 14 touchdowns ... Finished the season 52-for-54 in extra point attempts ... Made at least one extra point in all 13 games, with five or more PATs made in six games ... Made a career high 10 extra points against Nicholls, finishing the game 10-for-10 ... Also made 8-of-13 field goal attempts with a long of 38 coming against Arkansas State.
2012 (Freshman, Mississippi Gulf Coast CC): Honorable mention NJCAA All-America as a freshman at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, playing for coach Steve Campbell ... First Team NJCAA Region 23 selection ... Made 7-of-9 field goal attempts and was 50-of-54 on extra points to help the Bulldogs to a 9-2 record, a second place finish in the state and No. 6 ranking nationally ... No. 3 ranked junior college kicker by 247Sports ... Was also a member of the MGCCC soccer team, playing as a defender, scoring one goal in six games.
High School: First Team All-State selection as a senior at Gulfport High School, playing for coach Mike Justice ... Earned All-Region honors as both a junior and senior ... Perfect 10-for-10 in field goal attempts and 27-for-31 in extra points as a senior ... Was 49-for-50 in extra points as a junior ... Punted 41 times for 1,906 yards and a 46.5 average with 23 kicks inside the 20 ... Also lettered four times in soccer, playing on teams that went 28-5 during his tenure and winning the 2010 State Championship.
Personal: Full name is Stephen K. Brauchle ... Son of Lari and Steve Brauchle ... Has an older brother, Brian, and an older sister, Stephanie ... Father, Steve, played football at Tennessee, while cousin, Sean, played football at Mississippi State ... Born on Dec. 21, 1993 in Gulfport, Miss. ... Majoring in exercise science.
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