No bowl bid for Southern Miss
Southern Miss was denied their fourth consecutive bowl game bid.
The Black and Gold, who have been bowl eligible in 22 of the past 25 seasons, rallied to win three out of their last four to even hit the six-win plateau, but losses to Louisiana Monroe, also left out, and Charlotte proved to be costly in the team’s hunt for the post-season.
The only other six-win schools on the outside looking in are Miami of Ohio and Wyoming.
Since 1975, this is the 14th time USM has reached six wins only to miss out on a bowl invite altogether. The Eagles finish 2018 at 6-5.