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Southern Miss Golden Eagles Football Bowl History

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have been one of the most regular bowl participants outside of the power conferences. In 1997, Southern Miss began a string of bowl success under head coach Jeff Bower, A Southern Mississippi alumnus, as he led the program to 14 straight winning seasons. From 1997-2008 bowl games, Southern Miss played 11 postseason games in 12 years, but Bower was forced to resign by his alma mater. While the Golden Eagles again made bowl games 2009 and 2011, the program as a whole has slipped noticeably since Bower's unfortunate departure.

 

Southern Miss Bowl Record: 10-12

Stats Through 2013 College Bowl Games



Bowl Game Winning Team Losing Team
1953 Sun Bowl Pacific 26 Southern Miss 7
1954 Sun Bowl UTEP 37 Southern Miss 14
1957 Tangerine Bowl West Texas State 20 Southern Miss 13
1958 Tangerine Bowl East Texas State 10 Southern Miss 9
1980 Independence Bowl Southern Miss 16 McNeese State 14
1981 Tangerine Bowl Missouri 19 Southern Miss 17
1988 Independence Bowl Southern Miss 38 UTEP 18
1990 All-American Bowl North Carolina 31 Southern Miss 27
1997 Liberty Bowl Southern Miss 41 Pittsburgh 7
1998 Humanitarian Bowl Idaho 42 Southern Miss 35
1999 Liberty Bowl Southern Miss 23 Colorado State 17
2000 GMAC Bowl Southern Miss 28 TCU 21
2002 Houston Bowl Oklahoma State 33 Southern Miss 23
2003 Liberty Bowl Utah 17 Southern Miss 0
2004 New Orleans Bowl Southern Miss 31 North Texas 10
2005 New Orleans Bowl Southern Miss 31 Arkansas State 19
2006 GMAC Bowl Southern Miss 28 Ohio 7
2007 Papajohns.com Bowl Cincinnati 31 Southern Miss 21
2008 New Orleans Bowl Southern Miss 30 Troy 27 F/OT
2009 New Orleans Bowl Middle Tennessee State 42 Southern Miss 32
2011 Hawaii Bowl Southern Miss 24 Nevada 17

 

 


 


 

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