Thanks to head coach Todd Monken, Southern Miss football is no longer a door mat in the college football ranks.
Southern Miss has 8 wins and 3 losses, 6 and 1 in Conference-USA play, taking aim on the West Division title beginning Saturday at 11 a.m. in Ruston.
Home standing Louisiana Tech will have former Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel leading the Bulldogs offensive attack.
The Golden Eagles have climbed up the ladder in Monken's 3rd season in Hattiesburg.
Monken said, "we've accomplished that first goal which is being a bowl team. Ok, here we are starring us right in the face. Are we satisfied with that goal? I hope not because we are at this point, we;ve earned it. This isn't a gift. We just didn't fall into this. There's an automatic playoff and you guys just happen to be 3 and 4 or 4 and 3. No, No, we've lost one game to a good Marshall team on the road, that we didn't play our best. We've earned this."
Louisiana Tech has been tabbed a four point favorite over the Golden Eagles.
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