1990 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football team

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1990 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football
Conference Independent
1990 record 8–4
Head coach Curley Hallman and Jeff Bower
Home stadium M.M. Roberts Stadium
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The 1990 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football team represented the University of Southern Mississippi in the 1990 NCAA college football season. Led by Brett Favre, the Golden Eagles qualified for the 1990 All-American Bowl. The Golden Eagles had one of the biggest upsets of the college football season when they beat the Alabama Crimson Tide by a score of 27–24. Another upset followed later in the season when the Golden Eagles beat the Auburn Tigers by a score of 13–12.


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 1 Delta State* M.M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS W 12-0   17,590
September 8 at No. 13 Alabama* Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 27-24   75,962
September 15 at Georgia* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 17-18   79,812
September 22 at Mississippi State* Scott FieldStarkville, MS L 10-13   40,115
September 29 Louisville* M.M. Roberts Stadium • Hattiesburg, MS W 25-13   20,545
October 6 at East Carolina* Ficklen Memorial StadiumGreenville, NC W 16-7   31,305
October 13 at Tulane* Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA W 20-14   26,662
October 20 Memphis State*dagger M.M. Roberts Stadium • Hattiesburg, MS W 23-7   24,520
October 27 at Virginia Tech* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA L 16-20   37,462
November 3 at SW Louisiana* Cajun FieldLafayette, LA W 14-13   17,860
November 10 at No. 15 Auburn* Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 13-12   85,214
December 28 vs. NC State* No. 23 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (All-American Bowl) L 27-31   44,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Brett Favre Quarterback 2 33 Atlanta Falcons
Michael Jackson Wide Receiver 6 141 Cleveland Browns
Simmie Carter Defensive back 7 195 New York Giants