The 2012 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles are ready to kick off their college football season. This season the Golden Eagles look to possibly make a BCS bowl and Gold Coast Tickets does not want you to miss out on the action!
The Golden Eagles have been a Conference USA powerhouse, but have yet to have that true breakout season in order to make a run at a BCS game. They are headed by first year head coach Ellis Johnson, at M. M. Roberts Stadium, which holds just about 36,000 roaring fans. Former Golden Eagle Michael Boley’s talents as a linebacker for the Giants have not gone unnoticed as he is now a holder of a super bowl ring.
The Golden Eagles have three main rivals that they play almost every year now. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are the Golden Eagles premier rival, playing the “Rivalry in Dixie” game every year, Southern Miss is 31-13 overall against the Bulldogs. The Golden Eagles meet the Memphis Tigers every year for the “black and blue bowl” in which Southern Miss is 40-21 all time. The Tulane Green Wave meet the Golden Eagles in the “Battle for the Bell,” as Southern Miss boasts a 23-7 record.
Last season the Golden Eagles finished strong with a 12-2 record, and a win in the 2011 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl in which they beat the Nevada Wolf Pack. Gold Coast Tickets has the best selection for your entire Southern Miss football tickets.