Southern Miss says bye week was beneficial in multiple ways

Southern Miss says bye week was beneficial in multiple ways

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - After a week off from the spotlight, Southern Miss football returns to the field for a road trip to take on North Texas, Saturday.

The Golden Eagles are 2-4 on the year after dropping their last game to Middle Tennessee on the road October 4.

Southern Miss is still winless in Conference USA (0-2) this season and head coach Todd Monken said the bye week gave the team an opportunity to fix some internal issues.

"Had the bye week last week which gave us a chance to really work on us and improving our team fundamentally. Sometimes it's hard when you don't have a bye week," said Monken. "You're preparing for the next opponent [and] what issues they pose."

Offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey added, "I thought we had a good week of practice during the off week and really right now, we just want to build our momentum for North Texas this week."

"We're going to get some guys healthy and hopefully go out and continue to build on last week."

Monken said he anticipates sophomore defensive tackle Dylan Bradley and junior running back Jalen Richard, will be back from injury.

The Golden Eagles and Mean Green get underway at 6 p.m. on the American Sports Network.