List of Southern Miss Golden Eagles football seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the Southern Miss Golden Eagles college football team.


  • Note: Italicized numbers mean that the records are subject to change each week due to regular season or postseason games being played.
National Champions Bowl Win Conference Champions Winning Season
Season Conference Coach (#) Final Record Bowl Game Season Results/Notables
1912 Independent Ronald J. Slay (1) 2-1
1913 Independent M. J. "Blondie" Williams (2) 1-5-1
1914 Independent A. B. Dillie (3) 2-3-1
1915 Independent A. B. Dillie 4-4
1916 Independent A. B. Dillie 0-3
1917 Independent No Team
1918 Independent No Team
1919 Independent Cephus Allen Anderson (4) 4-1-2
1920 Independent B. B. Omara (5) 5-2-1
1921 Independent O. V. "Spout" Austin (6) 3-4
1922 Independent O. V. "Spout" Austin 2-6
1923 Independent O. V. "Spout" Austin 3-3
1924 Independent William Herschel Bobo (7) 3-3-2
1925 Independent William Herschel Bobo 0-6
1926 Independent William Herschel Bobo 3-4-1
1927 Independent William Herschel Bobo 3-4-1
1928 Independent William H. Saunders (8) 4-5
1929 Independent William H. Saunders 2-6-1
1930 Independent Josh Lumpkin (9) 3-5-1
1931 SIAA Allison "Pooley" Hubert (10) 2-5
1932 SIAA Allison "Pooley" Hubert 5-4
1933 SIAA Allison "Pooley" Hubert 3-5-2
1934 SIAA Allison "Pooley" Hubert 3-4-2
1935 SIAA Allison "Pooley" Hubert 6-4
1936 SIAA Allison "Pooley" Hubert 7-2-1
1937 SIAA Reed Green (11) 7-3 Won Postseason game vs. Appalachian State 7-0 Appalachian State was previously undefeated and unscored
1938 SIAA Reed Green 7-2
1939 SIAA Reed Green 4-2-3
1940 SIAA Reed Green 7-4
1941 SIAA Reed Green 9-0-1
1942 Independent Reed Green 4-0
1943 Independent No Team
1944 Independent No Team
1945 Independent No Team
1946 Independent Reed Green 7-3 Won Bacardi Bowl vs. Havana University 55-0 First Bowl Win in School History
1947 Independent Reed Green 7-3
1948 Gulf States Reed Green 7-3 Gulf States Conference Champions
1949 Gulf States Thad "Pie" Vann (12) 7-3
1950 Gulf States Thad "Pie" Vann 5-5 Gulf States Conference Champions
1951 Gulf States Thad "Pie" Vann 6-5 Gulf States Conference Champions
1952 Independent Thad "Pie" Vann 10-2 Lost Sun Bowl vs. Pacific 7-26 2nd Consecutive Winning Season
1953 Independent Thad "Pie" Vann 9-2 Lost Sun Bowl vs. Texas Western (UTEP) 14-37 3rd Consecutive Winning Season
1954 Independent Thad "Pie" Vann 6-4 4th Consecutive Winning Season
1955 Independent Thad "Pie" Vann 9-1 5th Consecutive Winning Season
1956 Independent Thad "Pie" Vann 7-2-1 Lost Tangerine Bowl vs. West Texas State 13-20 6th Consecutive Winning Season
1957 Independent Thad "Pie" Vann 8-3 Lost Tangerine Bowl vs. East Texas State 9-10 7th Consecutive Winning Season
1958 Independent Thad "Pie" Vann 9-0 8th Consecutive Winning Season
Voted College Division National Champion
(See NCAA Division II National Football Championship)
1959 Independent Thad "Pie" Vann 6-4 9th Consecutive Winning Season
1960 Independent Thad "Pie" Vann 6-4 10th Consecutive Winning Season
1961 Independent Thad "Pie" Vann 8-2 11th Consecutive Winning Season
1962 Independent Thad "Pie" Vann 9-1 12th Consecutive Winning Season
Voted College Division National Champion
(See NCAA Division II National Football Championship)
1963 Independent Thad "Pie" Vann 5-3-1 13th Consecutive Winning Season
1964 Independent Thad "Pie" Vann 6-3 14th Consecutive Winning Season
1965 Independent Thad "Pie" Vann 7-2 15th Consecutive Winning Season
1966 Independent Thad "Pie" Vann 6-4 16th Consecutive Winning Season
1967 Independent Thad "Pie" Vann 6-3 17th Consecutive Winning Season
1968 Independent Thad "Pie" Vann 4-6
1969 Independent P.W. "Bear" Underwood (13) 5-5
1970 Independent P.W. "Bear" Underwood 5-6
1971 Independent P.W. "Bear" Underwood 6-5
1972 Independent P.W. "Bear" Underwood 3-7-1
1973 Independent P.W. "Bear" Underwood 6-4-1
1974 Independent P.W. "Bear" Underwood 6-5
1975 Independent Bobby Collins (14) 8-3
1976 Independent Bobby Collins 3-8
1977 Independent Bobby Collins 6-6
1978 Independent Bobby Collins 7-4
1979 Independent Bobby Collins 6-4-1
1980 Independent Bobby Collins 9-3 Won Independence Bowl vs. McNeese State 16-14 Second Bowl Win in School History
1981 Independent Bobby Collins 9-2-1 Lost Florida Citrus Bowl vs. Missouri 17-19 Final Ranking UPI #19
1982 Independent Jim Carmody (15) 7-4
1983 Independent Jim Carmody 7-4
1984 Independent Jim Carmody 4-7
1985 Independent Jim Carmody 7-4
1986 Independent Jim Carmody 6-5
1987 Independent Jim Carmody 6-5
1988 Independent Curley Hallman (16) 10-2 Won Independence Bowl vs. UTEP 38-18
1989 Independent Curley Hallman 5-6
1990 Independent Curley Hallman
Jeff Bower (17)
8-4 Lost All-American Bowl vs. North Carolina State 27-31 Brett Favre's last game
Jeff Bower's first game as Head Coach (Bowl Game Coach)
1991 Independent Jeff Bower 4-7
1992 Independent Jeff Bower 7-4
1993 Independent Jeff Bower 3-7-1
1994 Independent Jeff Bower 6-5
1995 Independent Jeff Bower 6-5 2nd Consecutive Winning Season
1996 C-USA Jeff Bower 8-3 3rd Consecutive Winning Season
C-USA Co-Champions
1997 C-USA Jeff Bower 9-3 Won Liberty Bowl vs. Pittsburgh 41-7 4th Consecutive Winning Season
C-USA Champions
Final Ranking AP #19, USA Today #19
1998 C-USA Jeff Bower 7-5 Lost Humanitarian Bowl vs. Idaho 35-42 5th Consecutive Winning Season
1999 C-USA Jeff Bower 9-3 Won Liberty Bowl vs. Colorado State 23-17 6th Consecutive Winning Season
C-USA Champions
Final Ranking AP #14, USA Today #13
2000 C-USA Jeff Bower 8-4 Won Mobile Alabama Bowl vs. #13 TCU 28-21 7th Consecutive Winning Season
2001 C-USA Jeff Bower 6-5 8th Consecutive Winning Season
2002 C-USA Jeff Bower 7-6 Lost Houston Bowl vs. Oklahoma State 23-33 9th Consecutive Winning Season
Rod Davis, Conerly Trophy Award Winner
2003 C-USA Jeff Bower 9-4 Lost Liberty Bowl vs. #25 Utah 0-17 10th Consecutive Winning Season
C-USA Champions
2004 C-USA Jeff Bower 7-5 Won New Orleans Bowl[1] vs. North Texas 31-10 11th Consecutive Winning Season
Michael Boley, Conerly Trophy Award Winner
2005 C-USA Jeff Bower 7-5 Won New Orleans Bowl[2] vs. Arkansas State 31-19 12th Consecutive Winning Season
2006 C-USA Jeff Bower 9-5 Won GMAC Bowl[3] vs. Ohio 28-7 13th Consecutive Winning Season
C-USA East Division Champions
2007 C-USA Jeff Bower 7-6 Lost PapaJohns.com Bowl[4] vs. Cincinnati 21-31 14th Consecutive Winning Season
Damion Fletcher, Conerly Trophy Award Winner
2008 C-USA Larry Fedora (18) 7-6 [5] Won New Orleans Bowl[6] vs. Troy 30-27 OT 15th Consecutive Winning Season
2009 C-USA Larry Fedora 7-6 Lost New Orleans Bowl vs. Middle Tennessee State 32-42 16th Consecutive Winning Season
2010 C-USA Larry Fedora 8-5 Lost Beef O'Brady's Bowl vs. Louisville 28-31 17th Consecutive Winning Season
2011 C-USA Larry Fedora 11-2 Won Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl vs. Nevada 24-17 18th Consecutive Winning Season
C-USA Champions
Final Ranking #20 AP, #19 Coaches
2012 C-USA Ellis Johnson (19) 0-12 Johnson fired after one season.
2013 C-USA Todd Monken (20) 1-11
Totals SIAA
Gulf States
C-USA
20 Coaches 560-397-27 11-12 Bowl Record 67 Winning Seasons
8 Conference Championships
11 Bowl Wins
2 Division II National Championships

Future Non-Conference Games[edit]

In addition to its usual conference games, Southern Miss is scheduled to play the following teams: (The opponent's current conference is in parenthesis)

2014 2015 2016 2017
08/30 at Miss State (SEC) 09/05 vs. Miss State (SEC) 09/03 at LSU (SEC) 09/02 at Tennessee (SEC)
09/06 vs. Louisiana Tech (WAC) 09/26 at Nebraska (Big 10) 09/10 vs. Western Kentucky (Sun Belt)
11/08 at BYU 10/17 vs. BYU

All dates are tentative and subject to change.[7]

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