The NCAA granted a sixth year for OL Jason Weaver, while denying the petition of LB Korey Williams.
No. 8 - Winning Awards
Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at The Rock.
Southern Miss rushed for 335 yards.
2010 (r-Jr.): An honorable mention All-Conference USA pick ... Led the team in tackles with 80 (38 solos) ... Had season-high 16 stops against UAB (10/30) ... Registered 11.0 tackles for loss for 36 yards and 3.0 sacks for 20 yards ... Had five or more tackles in eight games ... Picked off lone pass of the year against Louisiana Tech (9/25) ... Forced a fumble at Tulsa (11/26) ... Named to preseason Bronko Nagursky Trophy watch list ... Named to preseason Bronko Nagursky Trophy watch list ... 2009 New Orleans Bowl: Recorded three assisted tackles and six solo tackles ... Had two solo tackles for a loss of 11 total yards ... Also had one sack for a loss of 10 yards ... 2009 (r-So.): Started in all 13 games ... Led the team in tackles with 121 (44 unassisted and 77 assisted) ... His 77 assisted tackles set a single-season school record for that category ... Recorded 11 tackles for loss and a total of 78 yards ... Also had 7.5 sacks for a total of 70 yards ... Broke up four passes and credited with three quarterback hurries ... Forced three fumbles and recovered two ... Earned C-USA All-Conference Second Team defensive honors ... Had six double-digit tackle contests, including a season-best 15 against Virginia (9/19) ... Added 14 stops against UAB (10/1) ... Notched a 12-tackle performance against Tulane (10/24), and 11-stop games versus Memphis (10/17) and Marshall (11/14) ... A member of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll during the spring semester ... 2008 New Orleans Bowl: Returned from injury with three total tackles (one solo) ... 2008 (r-Fr.): A member of the C-USA Freshman Team as selected by the league's coaches ... Played and started in the first four games, before missing the remainder of the regular season with a broken jaw ... Notched 24 tackles in five games, including 14 solos ... Holds the team lead in forced fumbles with three ... Recorded two assisted tackles and a solo tackle against Louisiana-Lafayette (8/30), two assisted tackles, three solo tackles, two solo tackles for loss, defended one pass and got one quarterback hurry against Auburn (9/6), four assisted tackles and two assisted tackles for loss against Arkansas State (9/13) and a season best nine solo tackles and a solo tackle for loss against Marshall (9/20) ... 2007 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Prep: As a senior for coach Jabar Juluke at Edna Karr HS, he finished with 102 tackles, five sacks, 30 tackles for loss, four fumble recoveries, and blocked a field goal ... He returned one of the fumble recoveries for a touchdown ... First-team all-state ... A first-team all-metro selection ... Selected defensive MVP of the district ... As a junior, he finished with 80 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, six sacks, two forced fumbles and three interceptions ... Tallied 120 stops as a sophomore and three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown ... "Best of the Rest" by the New Orleans Times Picayune...Three-star rating by rivals.com...Three-star rating by MagnoliaPreps.com...Personal: Son of Dianne Williams ... majoring in sports management.
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