The Eagles drew first blood with 10:34 remaining in the first quarter. Derrick Nix scored on a 1-yard run to put USM up 7-0.
Army struck back with 14:56 remaining in the first half Paul Stelzer booted his first of two field goals of the quarter to bring the score to USM 7 Army 3. The field goal was kicked from 31-yards out.
Stelzer kicked his second field goal of the quarter from 30-yards out to narrow the score to 7-6 USM with 8:40 left in the first half.
In the third quarter USM quarterback Mickey D'Angelo tossed a 3-yard scoring pass to Chris Johnson that put the Golden Eagles up 14-6. D'Angelo would go on to complete 13 of 23 passes for 135 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
The Golden Eagles added to their lead later in the third quarter when Curt Jones booted two field goals, one from 19-yards and one from 33-yards. With 1:44 remaining in the third quarter USM led Army 20-6.
The Golden Eagles scored the final points of the game after an Army interception when Dustin Almond scored on a 14-yard run to bring the score to Southern Miss 27 Army 6.
Army outgained Southern Miss in total yardage 393-303. Army made 18 first downs to USM's 16. Army recovered two USM fumbles.
Army sophomore quarterback Matt Silva completed 16 of 36 passes for 199 yards and an incredible 6 interceptions. Silva was replaced late in the game with plebe signal caller Laron Bybee. Bybee drove the Cadets to the USM 16-yard line before the ball was turned over on downs to USM.
Army falls to 0-4 with the loss. The Cadets travel to East Carolina next Saturday. Southern Miss improves to 4-1. The Golden Eagles have a bye week next before traveling to South Florida on October 12th.