Team preview: Southern Mississippi

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college football season, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 28, 2004
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Until New Years Eve, 2003, it was a memorable football season at Southern Miss.

The Golden Eagles savored a nine-win regular season. They won their fourth Conference USA title in their eight-year history in the league. They earned their sixth bowl invitation in seven years. Fifteen players landed on all-conference teams and five on various All-America teams.

All in all, it was a great year. Until New Year's Eve.