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1997 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Schedule and Results

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (17th of 112) ▪ Rank: 19th in Final AP Poll
Conference: CUSA (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jeff Bower (9-3)

PS/G: 28.1 (39th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 17.5 (17th of 112)
SRS: 8.62 (24th of 112) ▪ SOS: -0.38 (59th of 112)

Bowl Game: Won Liberty Bowl 41-7 versus Pittsburgh

AP Poll Summary

Pre 8/25 9/2 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
                    24 24     23 22 22 19

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Aug 30, 1997 Sat Southern Mississippi @ (2) Florida SEC L 6 21 0 1 L 1
2 Sep 6, 1997 Sat Southern Mississippi @ Illinois Big Ten W 24 7 1 1 W 1
3 Sep 20, 1997 Sat Southern Mississippi Nevada Big West W 35 19 2 1 W 2
4 Sep 27, 1997 Sat Southern Mississippi @ (21) Alabama SEC L 13 27 2 2 L 1 Birmingham, AL
5 Oct 4, 1997 Sat Southern Mississippi Louisville CUSA W 42 24 3 2 W 1
6 Oct 11, 1997 Sat Southern Mississippi @ East Carolina CUSA W 23 13 4 2 W 2
7 Oct 25, 1997 Sat Southern Mississippi Tulane CUSA W 34 13 5 2 W 3
8 Nov 1, 1997 Sat (24) Southern Mississippi @ Cincinnati CUSA W 24 17 6 2 W 4
9 Nov 8, 1997 Sat (24) Southern Mississippi @ (8) Tennessee SEC L 20 44 6 3 L 1
10 Nov 15, 1997 Sat Southern Mississippi Houston CUSA W 33 0 7 3 W 1
11 Nov 22, 1997 Sat Southern Mississippi @ Memphis CUSA W 42 18 8 3 W 2
12 Dec 31, 1997 Wed (22) Southern Mississippi N Pittsburgh Big East W 41 7 9 3 W 3 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)