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2016 Schedule
3-1, 1st in C-USA - West
5d

Southern Miss runs over UTEP 34-7

Nick Mullens threw for 176 yards and three touchdowns to help lead Southern Mississippi to a 34-7 win over UTEP on Saturday night.

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Notre Dame highlights 10 ousted from playoff picture (1:20)

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

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Kentucky slips to Southern Miss 44-35 (2:08)
26d

Southern Miss rallies for 44-35 upset of Kentucky

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

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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.

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Southern Mississippi - Kentucky Postgame Breakdown (2:01)
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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.

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Southern Miss converts on 4th down to comeback from a 25 point deficit (0:32)

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."

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

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

ESPN Stats & Info

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.

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Brett Favre's Hail Mary (0:23)

Team Stats

Passing Yards235.868th
Rushing Yards247.817th
Points For41.3Tied-26th
Points Against19.8Tied-31st