Southern Miss drops conference opener

In Hattiesburg, Southern Miss is looking to leave the past in the past after its 43-28 home defeat at the hands of North Texas on Saturday.
The Golden Eagles squandered a 21-7 second quarter lead while the Mean Green was responsible for seven out of the game’s final eight scoring plays.
That’s not how second-year Head Coach Jay Hopson wanted his team to start conference play, but he’s been pacing the sidelines long enough to know that one loss won’t define USM’s entire body of work. “Football is a long, tough season. It always is. I always say we’re not real smart getting into this coaching profession. But it’s a long season, we’ve just got to go fight. We’ve got to keep playing, and each game is a new game and a new challenge. And like I said, November the 25th or the 26th, whatever it is, we’ll count them up. And our guys know that we’ve got to get back to work, and get ready for the next opponent.”
The Golden Eagles get back to work at UTSA where they lost in a shootout last year 55-32. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. Saturday.

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