Following emotional win, USM turns focus toward UAB

Following emotional win, USM turns focus toward UAB

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Trailing Louisiana Tech by 11 points with just 1:30 to play, Southern Miss had a 0.2 percent win probability.

But the Golden Eagles pulled off the improbable, beating the Bulldogs 34-27 in double overtime and improving to 3-1 in the Conference USA.

"Jumping up, screaming, I was crawling," said USM junior defensive lineman Delmond Landry of his actions after the Eagles' win. "I was doing all types of stuff. I wanted to do a backflip but I'm too big to do a backflip."

"Once we got on, everyone was like, 'Man that was a crazy game,'" said USM junior running back Tez Parks. "One of the craziest games everybody's been a part of their whole life. Everyone was like it was crazy but really everyone went to sleep cause we were so tired."

Just as soon as USM descends from the high of Saturday's win, the team turns its focus toward UAB.

"The bottom line is it's a new week, it's a new game, it's a new challenge," said USM head coach Jay Hopson. "What happened last week has no significance on this [UAB] game and it's irrelevant. So, we've got to be ready to play."