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Tarvarius Moore Has Enjoyed Solid Senior Campaign

Nov. 15, 2017

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - He doesn’t talk much, but he sure can hit.

That is the way Southern Miss senior defensive back Tarvarius Moore approaches his business each week for the Golden Eagle football team, which holds a 6-4 overall record on the year and are 4-2 in C-USA play.

The Quitman, Miss., native has come into his own over the last two seasons for Southern Miss after starting his collegiate career at Pearl River CC.

His coaches describe Moore as a player who leads by example and has shown a high cerebral approach to the game. Those skills have enabled him to lead the team this season in tackles with 64.

So while opponents may not hear him talking, they certainly feel when he hits them. In 10 starts, Moore’s season tackle total includes four games of at least eight tackles, including a career-best 11 at UTSA, to go along with 10 versus Louisiana Tech, nine at Rice last weekend and eight in the opener against Kentucky.

And on one of his team-leading tying two interceptions this season, he utilized his mental skills through constant film study this season to pick off one of the most important passes of the year for his team.

After allowing a long touchdown to Kentucky in the first game of the season, LA Tech tried the same play against Moore in overtime, but that study and his acute understanding of the game, helped him read the play and pick off a Bulldog pass. The proved big as the Golden Eagles went on to win a double OT affair, 34-27.

Now, Moore, along with 22 other seniors, get ready this week as they suit up for the team’s final home game this weekend when they play host to Charlotte in a C-USA matchup.

Game time is set for 2 p.m., at Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium and will be available via a paid livestream of the game through The game can also be heard on one of the affiliates of the Southern Miss IMG Sports Network as well as online at TuneIn.

The game also will be Military Appreciation Day at The Rock. Several promotions, including a flyover and an indoctrination of several armed forces candidates, will take place during the contest.

Single game and group tickets still remain for the Charlotte contest, 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. On Saturday, the Golden Eagle ticket office will be open from 8-10:30 a.m., at the Ferlise, before moving over to the Roberts Stadium box office, beginning at 11 a.m.

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