The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Southern Miss Golden Eagles will meet for the fifth time this Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The teams first met in 1999 in Lincoln when Southern Miss faced off with #4 Nebraska. The game was a struggle for The Huskers, but they managed a 20-13 win over The Golden Eagles. The two teams would face each other again four years later in Hattiesburg with the #14 Huskers dismantling Southern Miss 38-14.
When the two teams met the following season, Southern Miss finally got their revenge on Nebraska. Late in the fourth quarter Nebraska trailed The Golden Eagles 21-17. Husker quarterback Joe Dailey led Nebraska downfield and gave Nebraska a chance at winning the game. He then ran out of bounds as time expired, giving Southern Miss the three point victory.
Eight season would pass before the two teams would face each other again. Southern Miss came into Lincoln last year with hopes of once again upsetting Nebraska. The #17 Huskers had other plans. Quarterback Taylor Martinez lit up The Golden Eagles with 354 yards and five touchdowns through the air. Running back Rex Burkhead added 68 yards rushing and a touchdown of his own. Nebraska won the contest 49-20 in front of a sellout crowd at Memorial Stadium.