Nebraska HC Mike Riley gives his early thoughts on Southern Miss

Nebraska head coach Mike Riley gives his early thoughts on the Huskers' matchup with Southern Miss.

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HUSKERS
Record: 1-2, 0-0
Last Game: Miami, L, 36-33 OT
Rankings: NR
Coach: Mike Riley
Career/NU Record: 94-82 (15th Year)/ 1-2 (1st Year) 
vs. Southern Miss: 0-0

GOLDEN EAGLES
Record: 2-1, 0-0 C-USA
Last Game: Texas St., W, 56-50
Rankings: NR
Coach: Todd Monken
Career/USM Record: 6-21 (3rd Year)/Same
vs. Nebraska: 0-1

The Matchup
Nebraska returns to Lincoln on Saturday for a matchup with Southern Miss at Memorial Stadium. The game will mark Homecoming 2015 at Nebraska. Kickoff for Nebraska's final non-conference game is set for 11 a.m. with the game televised on ESPNews.

Nebraska enters the game coming off another heartbreaking loss. For the second time in three games to open 2015, the Huskers lost on the game's final play, dropping a 36-33 overtime decision at Miami on Saturday. Nebraska had rallied for a 23-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime before the Hurricanes prevailed.

The Huskers continue to get a strong play from junior quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. Against Miami, Armstrong threw for four second-half touchdowns to ignite the Nebraska rally. He finished the day with better than 300 yards passing for the second time in three games.

Southern Miss will head to Lincoln with a 2-1 record, following a 56-50 victory on Saturday evening at Texas State. The Golden Eagles bring a high-powered offense to Memorial Stadium, as Southern Miss is averaging 513 yards per game. USM had 613 yards of total offense at Texas State.

The matchup is the third in a three-game series between the two schools that also saw the Golden Eagles come to Lincoln in 2012 and 2013, with Nebraska prevailing in both of those contests.


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