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Oct. 26, 2013

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Team Notes

  • Today's captains were linebackers Terrick Wright and Dylan Reda, defensive back David Bertucci and running back Jeremy Hester.
  • North Texas won the toss and deferred to the second half.
  • Today's attendance was 23,203.
  • Southern Miss falls to 4-4 all-time against North Texas and 2-2 in Hattiesburg.
  • This was the first meeting between the two teams as conference foes.
  • The Golden Eagles are 56-21 all-time in homecoming games.
  • With the loss, Southern Miss is assured of back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since 1930-31.
  • The 110 points are the most given up in back-to-back games since giving up 110 to Houston and Florida State in 1996.
  • Southern Miss has now lost 11 straight conference games and 19 games overall.

Offensive Notes

  • Nick Mullens became the fifth true freshman to start at quarterback in school history. He is also the seventh true freshman to start this year.
  • Mullens was 12-of-31 for 210 yards and one touchdown.
  • Mullens' 59-yard touchdown to Dominique Sullivan was the longest touchdown of the year.
  • It was Sullivan's first touchdown reception of the year and fifth of his career.
  • Running back George Payne rushed nine times for a career-high 44 yards and one touchdown.
  • Payne scored his first career touchdown in the third quarter.
  • Sullivan caught two passes for a career-high 97 yards.

Defensive Notes

  • The Southern Miss defense has forced at least one turnover in every game this season and one in the last eight games dating back to last season.
  • It is also the second time that the Golden Eagles have forced multiple turnovers.
  • It is the first time they have recorded at least four turnovers since East Carolina in 2010.
  • Defensive back Ed Wilkins recorded his first career interception in the first quarter.
  • Linebacker Dylan Reda recorded a career-high 14 tackles.
  • Linebacker Terrick Wright recovered his first career fumble in the third quarter.
  • He also recorded his first career interception.
  • Defensive lineman JaBoree Poole recovered his first career fumble.

Special Teams Notes

  • The Golden Eagles have now missed six consecutive field goals after a 35-yarder was missed in the first quarter.

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