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Football Takes to the Road to Face UTSA

Oct. 6, 2017

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss football team looks to rebound in Conference USA play this weekend when they travel to San Antonio, Texas, to face UTSA in its first league road contest.

The Golden Eagles and Roadrunners play at 6 p.m., at the Alamodome and can be heard on one of the affiliates of the Southern Miss IMG Sports Network as well as be seen via Stadium on Facebook by clicking here.

The Last Meeting
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October 8, 2016
San Antonio, Texas
Southern Miss Falls to UTSA, 55-32
Southern Miss (4-2, 2-1) was led by Nick Mullens, who went 24 of 47 for 370 yards with three touchdowns

Coach Jay Hopson’s squad travels to San Antonio for a second-straight year due to restructuring of the league after UAB reinstated football this fall.

Southern Miss looks for its first victory in three tries at the Alamodome, dropping a 12-10 decision there on a last-second field goal in 2014 and suffering a 55-32 setback last season.

The Golden Eagles (2-2, 0-1 C-USA) average 447.5 yards per contest over its four games to rank No. 42 nationally in total offense, while the defense has allowed 316.0 yards per tilt which ranks No. 25.

Under second-year coach Frank Wilson, a former Southern Miss assistant under Larry Fedora in 2008, UTSA holds the 21st-best offense at 482.0 yards a game, while the defense allows 207.0 total yards which is No. 2 nationally. The Roadrunners enter the meeting at 3-0 this season, having beaten Baylor, Southern and Texas State.

Offensively, senior running back Ito Smith leads the way for Southern Miss as he averages 108.8 rushing yards per game. Smith has 435 yards on the ground this season as he vies for his third-straight 1,000-yard rushing season. Earlier this season, he went over the 5,000-yard career total for all-purpose yards.

As for defense, senior Tarvarius Moore holds the top tackle spot for the Golden Eagles with 24, while fellow senior Jomez Applewhite and redshirt freshman Racheem Boothe rank second with 20.

Fans can also download the new Southern Miss game day app for live stats, score alerts, and free live audio by clicking here.

Single game, flex plans and group tickets for the remaining 2017 Golden Eagle home slate, including homecoming next Saturday, Oct. 14, versus UTEP, are available and can be purchased by going online at, by calling 1-800-844-TICK (8425) or by visiting the Pat Ferlise Ticket Office, weekdays, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Discounts are available for Southern Miss faculty and staff, senior citizens, military personnel, and recent Southern Miss graduates.

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