On-Field Record: 15-12-1*, MSU
*State's 1975 and 1976 wins were vacated, so officially, USM leads 14-13-1.
Record in Hattiesburg: 3-1, MSU
Last game in Hattiesburg: 9/9/1989, MSU defeated #18 Southern Miss 26-23 on a last second FG by Joel Logan
WORST 3 GAMES
3. 1986- With 5 minutes left, USM drove 98 yards for the go-ahead touchdown, converting a 4th & 7 along the way, while completing their only passes of the afternoon. USM won in Jackson, 28-24.
2. 1981- State fumbled a punt on our own 14 yardline, setting up USM's only score of the game. Despite out-gaining the Eagles 450-195, #15 MSU lost to #19 USM, 7-6.
1. 1980- A 42-14 blowout loss to USM and star QB Reggie Collier. One of 2 losses by MSU in the 1980 regular season. Emory Bellard after the game: "just a sorry exhibition of football execution. I'm embarrassed for our supporters."
TOP 3 GAMES
3. 1966 (homecoming)- Marcus Rhoden returned the opening kick 95 yards for a TD, and State won 10-9. USM missed the extra point after their touchdown - the difference in the game.
2. 1990- Joel Logan kicked a 41 yard field goal with 3 minutes left and State held on to win 13-10. USM missed a 47yd FG with 1:15 left that would've tied the game. Brett Favre completed less than half of his passes and only totalled 124 yards.
1. 1989- #18 USM hit a FG to tie the game with 3 minutes left. State then drove the field and Joel Logan kicked the game-winning points with 4 seconds left. MSU won 26-23. Brett Favre finished 18/39, with 182 yards and an INT. State's Jerry Bouldin returned a kick 96 yards for a TD just before halftime.