Someone Had to Win

By Ramzy Nasrallah on October 5, 2013 at 7:54p

The tale of the tape - SOUTHERN MISS (the TEAM FAVORED TO WIN BY 17 POINTS TODAY) entered the game:

118th/123 NCAA FBS teams in rushing (76.8 yards per game)

117th in total offense (301 ypg)

118th in third-down conversions (15-for-61)

120th in scoring offense (9.5 points per game)

105th in rushing defense (211.2 ypg)

118th in scoring defense (40.5 ppg)

The Golden Eagles also throw a ton of interceptions and suck at kicking field goals.


122nd in rushing (48.8 ypg)

119th in passing (101.2 ypg)

123rd in total offense (150 ypg)

121st in third-down conversions (11-for-57)

123rd in scoring offense (5.8 ppg)

112th in rushing defense (234.2 ypg)

100th in total defense (444.8 ypg)

123rd in scoring defense (46.8 ppg)

They're coached by Ron Turner. Yes, that Ron Turner.

And FIU won. Southern Miss should just abandon its football program.


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JKH1232's picture

You know, I remember when Southern Miss was a pretty good team.  Then they decided to fire their coach for not being good enough...

William's picture

Umm they were good with Larry Fedora, he just happened to leave for UNC...

ih8rolltyde's picture

Jeff Bower and the teams of the late 90s early 2's were decent, and incredible on D (look it up).
I have very personal reasons to say, "May they lose every game they play, from here to eternity."

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Citrus's picture

Funny, there is same thing happened to FIU. I went to undergrad there. It is in Miami. I had a WONDERFUL time, trust me. FIU is new football program. FIU won a bowl game vs Toledo a few years back. It was one of the most exciting games you'll ever see. Their former coach Mario Cristobal, got attention from major programs but decided to stay only to get dumped.

CUBS's picture

Hard to recruit kids to...M-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-i. Particularly a more SOUTHERN portion of that state. Favre still wants some snaps, so Southern Miss shoud give him a call.

JozyMozy's picture

Bless these programs and their fanbases. I can't even imagine. 

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Brett Favre should just take over this team and lead them to a national title

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

ScarletNGrey01's picture

Southern Miss will surely make ESPN's "Bottom Ten".   West Virginia and Maryland will get mentioned also I'll bet.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

Posterchild's picture

Woot Woot! FIU BABY. (I'm an Alum, living in Miami.) Thank you Baby Jesus for letting us win this game, because I saw us going 0-fer after the blowout loss to Bethune-Cookman  (I know right).