HATTIESBURG, Miss. - On a frigid night, the University of Southern Mississippi football team continued practice in preparation for its game against Florida Atlantic. The Golden Eagles and Owls take the field on Saturday morning at Carlisle-Faulkner Field.
The team worked out in shorts and helmets as the team game-planned for the Owls. The temperatures dipped to 48 degrees with a wind chill approaching 42 degrees. Despite the cold temperatures, the team was energetic.
"Our energy today was as good as it was at any point in the season," head coach Todd Monken said after practice. "I thought the guys' spirits were good. They flew around and had some fun out there today."
"I think it is good that we get a chance to work in (the cold)," Monken continued. "It is a mindset. The weather is never a factor in who wins and loses; it just determines who is the most mentally tough group to work through it. That is what we did today."
Southern Miss against Florida Atlantic will serve as both Military Appreciation and Take a Kid to the Game Day. Toe meets leather between the Golden Eagles and Owls on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m. at The Rock.
With the help of our fans, tickets will be donated to the men and women of our armed forces as a token of our appreciation for their service to our country. Fans may help by purchasing tickets for $5 each that will be donated to local military bases. To donate to this cause, fans may visit the ticket page of SouthernMissTickets.com. In addition, fans may also call the Ticket Office at 1-800-844-TICK (8425) and mention that they would like to donate as well.
In addition to Military Appreciation Day, the Southern Miss game against Florida Atlantic will also serve as Take a Kid to the Game Day. Any child age 12 and under will receive free admission with the purchase of an adult ticket to the game. Tickets may be purchased online at SouthernMissTickets.com, by phone at 1-800-844-TICK or in person at the Pat Ferlise Ticket Office. Just mention "Take a Kid."
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