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.
THEIR OPPONENTS - THE FIU GOLDEN PANTHERS:
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.