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Football Practice Report: September 14

Sept. 14, 2016

Venue: Joe P. Park Practice Facility
Format: Full Pads
Upcoming: Thursday (No media availability)

Report: The Golden Eagles enjoyed another perfect fall afternoon in preparation for their penultimate non-conference tilt this weekend against Troy. Game time is set for 6 p.m., at Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium. The Wednesday afternoon practice in full pads went two and a half hours and the Golden Eagles continued their prep work for their talented foe in Troy, who enter the weekend with a 1-1 record. Southern Miss is off to its first 2-0 start since the 2009 campaign.

DL Derrick Dixon, RJr.
On his 2 ½ tackles for loss against Savannah State last week:
“I just focused in and I was ready to be on the field. I was trying to get more snaps and I executed and did my job.”

On what offensive challenges Troy presents this weekend:
“They have a very good quarterback and two really good running backs, so that will be a challenge for us. We feel like we will be ready for it.”

DL Darian Yancey, RSo.
On Troy’s offense:
“Troy wants to run the ball. They have a good quarterback, who is also going to throw it very well and looks to get (his passes) off quick. They have a very good offense.”

On how he feels about this week’s game:
“I feel great about the game. I’ve got great guys around me and I know Troy does as well. I just can’t wait for the game. It is going to be a good one.”

Tickets: Seats for this Saturday’s game against the Trojans can be purchased by going online at, or by calling the Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-844-TICK (8425) as well as visiting the Pat Ferlise Ticket Center on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Pat Ferlise Ticket Office will also be open this Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., and will then reopen at the Roberts Stadium Box Office at 3 p.m., until halftime of the game.

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