QB Mullens threw for 386 yards and five touchdowns in win over the Owls.
Southern Miss finished with 246 yards rushing, led by Richard's 127 yards on 20 carries to become bowl eligible.
Twenty student-athletes made the President's List for a 4.0 GPA during the semester.
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Averaged 37.7 yards on six punts against Washington (12/26)...Also completed 22-yard pass for first down against the Huskies.
2015 (Redshirt Junior): Appeared in all 14 games, averaging 39.8 yards a punt on 45 punts...Had six of 50 yards or longer, including career-best 58-yard effort at Louisiana Tech...Dropped 17 punts inside the 20-yard line, with just three touchbacks and only one punt blocked...Completed 2 of 3 passes for 28 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown pass off a fake-field goal at Rice (11/14)...Also ran for an 8-yard touchdown off a fake field goal against Texas-El Paso (10/31).
2014 (Sophomore): Named to the 2014-15 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Played in all 12 games on the season, serving as the starting punter ... Recorded 66 punts on the year for 2,608 yards (39.5 average) ... Booted nine puts of 50 yards or longer, including a season-long put of 57 yards at UTEP ... Had 19 puts fair caught and 17 downed inside the 20-yard line ... Had a season-best 45.0 average against Alcorn State with a 54-yard punt against the Braves ... Downed a season-high three punts inside the 20 at UTEP with three punts sailing for over 50 yards ... Also had two punts downed inside the 20 against Mississippi State, Appalachian State, Louisiana Tech, No. 23 Marshall and UTSA ... Ran a fake punt against North Texas, collecting a first down with an 11 yard rush.
2013 (Freshman): Named to the 2013-14 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Played in seven of the 12 games on the season as a true freshman ... Made collegiate debut on the road at East Carolina ... Tallied 44 punts for 1,733 yards (39.4 average) ... Had three punts of 50 yards or longer, including a season-long boot of 51 yards against North Texas and Middle Tennessee ... Also had a 50-yard punt against East Carolina ... Had eight punts downed inside the 20-yard line, including a pair against Middle Tennessee and UAB.
High School: Two-star recruit by Scout.com ... Played for coach Benny Saia at Dutchtown High School ... Helped lead the Griffins into the Class 5A State Playoffs ... First Team All-State selection by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) as a punter ... Also named to the 2012 All-Baton Rouge Area Team ... Averaged over 40 yards a punt during senior campaign and had 21 punts downed inside the 20 ... Hit a season-long 53-yard field goal, which was a DHS record, and was a perfect 43-of-43 in extra point attempts ... Also played soccer ... Earned All-Region and All-District accolades on the pitch as a junior and senior ... Scored nine goals with four assists as a senior.
Personal: Full name is Tyler Matthew Sarrazin ... Son of Mary and Bryce Sarrazin ... Has a younger brother, Kyle ... Born on Oct. 25, 1994 in Baton Rouge, La. ... Majoring in exercise science.
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