Battle for the Bell (Southern Miss vs Tulane)

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Battle for the Bell
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Southern Miss Golden Eagles Tulane Green Wave

Sport(s) Football
Total meetings 30
Series record Southern Miss leads 23–7
First meeting October 13, 1979
Tulane 20–19
Last meeting November 6, 2010
Southern Miss 46, Tulane 30
Largest win Southern Miss 59, Tulane 6
(November 17, 2001)
Current win streak Southern Miss 6
(2003–2010)

The Battle for the Bell is an American college football rivalry game between the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and Tulane University Green Wave football teams. The two schools are located only about 110 miles from each other (Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Tulane in New Orleans, Louisiana) via Interstate 10 and Interstate 59, making for a heated game.

Beginning in 1979, The game was played annually until the reconfiguration of Conference USA in 2006 and is now played two out of four years as a cross-divisional conference match-up. The most recent game, a 46–30 victory by the Golden Eagles, was played in New Orleans in 2010. Southern Miss holds a 23–7 lead in the series.

The series' status after 2013 is unknown due to Tulane's move to the American Athletic Conference on July 1, 2014.

Game results[edit]

Southern Miss victories are shaded ██ black. Tulane victories are shaded ██ green.

# Date Location Winner Score Series
1 October 13, 1979 Hattiesburg Tulane 20–19 Tulane 1–0
2 September 6, 1980 New Orleans Southern Miss 17–14 Tied 1–1
3 September 19, 1981 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 21–3 Southern Miss 2–1
4 October 16, 1982 New Orleans Southern Miss 22–10 Southern Miss 3–1
5 October 22, 1983 Hattiesburg Tulane 14–7 Southern Miss 3–2
6 October 13, 1984 New Orleans Tulane 35–7 Tied 3–3
7 November 23, 1985 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 24–6 Southern Miss 4–3
8 October 25, 1986 New Orleans Tulane 35–20 Tied 4–4
9 September 19, 1987 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 31–24 Southern Miss 5–4
10 October 8, 1988 New Orleans Southern Miss 38–13 Southern Miss 6–4
11 October 7, 1989 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 30–21 Southern Miss 7–4
12 October 13, 1990 New Orleans Southern Miss 20–14 Southern Miss 8–4
13 October 19, 1991 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 47–14 Southern Miss 9–4
14 October 15, 1992 New Orleans Southern Miss 17–7 Southern Miss 10–4
15 November 6, 1993 Hattiesburg Tulane 17–15 Southern Miss 10–5
16 September 3, 1994 New Orleans Southern Miss 25–10 Southern Miss 11–5
17 September 30, 1995 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 45–0 Southern Miss 12–5
18 October 26, 1996 New Orleans Southern Miss 31–28 Southern Miss 13–5
19 October 25, 1997 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 34–13 Southern Miss 14–5
20 October 3, 1998 New Orleans Tulane 21–7 Southern Miss 14–6
21 September 6, 1999 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 48–14 Southern Miss 15–6
22 October 14, 2000 New Orleans Southern Miss 56–24 Southern Miss 16–6
23 November 17, 2001 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 59–6 Southern Miss 17–6
24 November 23, 2002 New Orleans Tulane 31–10 Southern Miss 17–7
25 November 15, 2003 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 28–14 Southern Miss 18–7
26 September 25, 2004 New Orleans Southern Miss 32–14 Southern Miss 19–7
27 November 26, 2005 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 26–7 Southern Miss 20–7
28 November 11, 2006 New Orleans Southern Miss 31–3 Southern Miss 21–7
29 October 24, 2009 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 43–6 Southern Miss 22–7
30 November 6, 2010 New Orleans Southern Miss 46–30 Southern Miss 23–7

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tulane vs Southern Mississippi". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2012-09-06.