1. College Football News Preview 2020: Southern Miss Golden Eagles Win Total Prediction, What Will Happen
Come on, Southern Miss. At least play for the Conference USA title under Jay Hopson.
The program got to the title game in 2015 – losing to WKU – and then Hopson came in to make things even better after cranking it up at Alcorn State.
He has been fine. Southern Miss has been fine. This program that’s in the same division as Rice, UTEP and UTSA should be better than fine.
Four straight winning seasons and three bowl appearances aren’t anything to dismiss, though, considering USM isn’t all that far removed from the brutal period between 2012 to 2014 when it came up with just four wins.
No do more.
Set The Southern Miss Golden Eagles Regular Season Win Total At … 8.5
South Alabama, Jackson State, Rice, UTSA. Those four home games have to be wins with extreme ease.
At UTEP, at North Texas. If you’re really a player for the Conference USA title, you have to be good enough to win those two games – along with the non-conference date at Liberty.
You should also be good enough to beat Louisiana Tech at home and take out UAB on the road.
This is hardly a perfect team, and it’s had problems over the years playing up to the expectations of a manageable schedule, but enough is enough.
With the talent that’s in place, and with a schedule with only one almost certain loss – at Auburn – it’s time to win nine games in the Jay Hopson era.