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Nick Mullens threw for 176 yards and three touchdowns to help lead Southern Mississippi to a 34-7 win over UTEP on Saturday night.
Ryan Kay kicked a 43-yard field goal, his third of the night, and Troy eked out a 37-31 victory with Southern Miss left knocking at the goal line as time expired Saturday night.
Nick Mullens threw for three touchdowns and ran for another and the Southern Miss defense allowed the fewest total yards in Conference USA history in the Golden Eagles' 56-0 win over Savannah Sta
Former Southern Mississippi coach Donnie Tyndall's attorney says the coach's NCAA infractions case appeal hearing will be on Thursday in Indianapolis.
Eagles may land in New Orleans
Southern Miss, after knocking off Kentucky on Saturday, is projected to play in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl this winter. Bowl projections
Nick Mullens ran for two 1-yard touchdowns -- including the go-ahead score late in the third quarter -- and passed for two TDs as Southern Mississippi scored 34 unanswered points to upset Kentuck
Golden Eagles put the game away
Kentucky's Drew Barker gets sacked by Southern Miss' Xavier Thigpen which forces a fumble that is recovered by Dylan Bradley. The turnover clinches the 44-35 win for the Golden Eagles.
Southern Miss storming back
Capping a 21-point third quarter, the Golden Eagles have gained a 38-35 lead. This Nick Mullens run for a 1-yard TD just breaks the plane on fourth-and-goal.
Watch: Southern Mississippi vs. Kentucky
Kentucky opens the season at home against Southern Mississippi. The Wildcats have won the two previous matchups against the Golden Eagles, although they have not met since 1986. Kentucky enters the games as a 6.5-point favorite. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN
Vegas predicts close game for Wildcats
Kentucky is just 23-37-0 ATS over the past five seasons, which includes Joker Phillips' final two years. The Wildcats are seven-point favorites on Saturday night against Southern Miss, a team that won nine games last season. Betting nuggets
Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops with some high praise for Southern Miss QB Nick Mullens, who threw for a school record 4,476 yards and 38 passing touchdowns last year. Stoops said he'll be one of the best QBs the Wildcats see this season. "We'll face some very talented quarterbacks, that's for sure, but I have great respect for this kid. He is very good, very poised, you can tell he has great vision. He's seen everything. What I've been very impressed with is how accurate he is and how beautiful he throws the deep ball. He just drops it in there in some tight windows. He's been very impressive, so we'll have our hands full with him."
For best pure passer, the Herbie goes to ...
Kirk Herbstreit names Washington State's Luke Falk, Miami's Brad Kaaya, Southern Miss' Nick Mullens, UCLA's Josh Rosen and Cal's Davis Webb as nominees for the nation's best "pure passers." 2016 Herbies
Countdown to college football: 29 days
Stanford's Christan McCaffrey and Tulsa's Keyarris Garrett both totaled an FBS-best 29 plays from scrimmage of 20 or more yards last season. Right behind them is Southern Miss' Mike Thomas and FSU's Dalvin Cook.
The C-USA Kickoff Show features coaches and players live from the C-USA studio during Day 2 of media days in Irving, Texas.
Southern Mississippi vs Rice Owls
M. M. Roberts Stadium - Sat 10/1