In the grand scheme of Golden Eagles football one win does not amount to much, but when it's the first home victory since November 2011, it has to be special.
With 1:02 left in the game against in-state opponent Alcorn State and a 26-20 lead to protect, the Southern Miss defense forced it's fourth and most important turnover of the night.
"That's what you dream of," said junior defensive back Kalan Reed. "Everyone was ready, the fans, everyone had us pumped up, the bands, everything. We we're just ready to get out there and when [Jomez] made the catch, just happy we finally knew we won."
"Not really, because I thought I would be playing quarterback here," said Applewhite as the room laughed with him. "I guess it was a nice moment."