Dec. 20, 2009 New Orleans Bowl_MTSU 42, Southern Miss. 32
Damion Fletcher ran for 78 yards on 17 carries on the day to bring his season total to 1,015 and become just the ninth player in NCAA-FBS history to run for 1,000 yards all four seasons in the loss.
Dec. 21, 2008 New Orleans Bowl_Southern Miss. 30, Troy 27, OT
Michael McGee blocked a Troy field goal in OT to give Southern Miss the victory in one of the 2008 Bowl Season's best games.
Dec. 22, 2007 PapaJohns.com Bowl_Cincinnati 31, Southern Miss 21
Ben Mauk and No. 20 Cincinnati spoiled Jeff Bower's farewell.
Jan. 7, 2007 GMAC Bowl_Southern Miss. 28, Ohio 7
Damion Fletcher ran for two touchdowns and Southern Miss scored 21 points in the second quarter en route to a 28-7 victory over Ohio.
Dec. 20, 2005 New Orleans Bowl_Southern Miss. 31, Arkansas St. 19
Played in Lafayette, Louisiana due to Hurricane Katrina.
Dec. 14, 2004 New Orleans Bowl_Southern Miss. 31, North Texas 10
All-American, Michael Boley and 2004 New Orleans bowl MVP returned an interception 62 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter and finished with eight tackles, including two sacks.
Dec. 31, 2003 Liberty Bowl_Utah 17, Southern Miss. 0
Utah's dominating defense set up one score and returned a fumble for another, No. 25 Utah handed the Golden Eagles a 17-0 loss in the 45th annual Liberty Bowl.
Dec. 27, 2002 Houston Bowl_Oklahoma St. 33, Southern Miss. 23
Even without star running back Derrick Nix, and QB Micky D'Angelo lost early, the Eagles played better than expected showing tremendous heart. This game was widely recognized as one of the best bowl games of the 2002 Bowl Season.
Dec. 20, 2000 Mobile Alabama Bowl_Southern Miss. 28, Texas Christian 21
A 29-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Kelly to Kenneth Johnson with eight seconds remaining lifted Southern Miss to a thrilling 28-21 win over No. 13 TCU and current NFL star LaDainian Tomlinson in Mobile, Ala.
Dec. 31, 1999 Liberty Bowl_Southern Miss. 23, Colorado St. 17
Southern Miss edged Colorado State 23-17 in Memphis by holding the Rams scoreless in the second half despite 19 minutes on defense.
Dec. 30, 1998 Humanitarian Bowl_Idaho 42, Southern Miss. 35
The Golden Eagles were 17-point favorites, but the Vandals pulled off one of the biggest upsets in bowl history. Five lost fumbles proved costly in a 42-35 loss to Idaho in Boise. The Golden Eagles blew an early 21-7 lead.
Dec. 31, 1997 Liberty Bowl_Southern Miss. 41, Pittsburgh 7
Southern Miss destroyed Pitt by the most decisive margin in Liberty Bowl history. The Golden Eagles capped a undefeated Conference USA season by overpowering Pittsburgh 41-7 in Memphis.
Dec. 28, 1990 All American Bowl_North Carolina St. 31, Southern Miss. 27
Brett Favre threw for 341 yards and two touchdowns, but it wasn't enough as North Carolina State topped USM 31-27 in Birmingham.
Dec. 23, 1988 Independence Bowl_Southern Miss. 38, Texas-El Paso 18
James Henry returned two punts for touchdowns as the Golden Eagles got the best of UTEP 38-18 in Shreveport.
Dec. 19, 1981 Tangerine Bowl_Missouri 19, Southern Miss. 17
Missouri made four field goals in a 19-17 win over USM in Orlando. The Golden Eagles never held a lead.
Dec. 13, 1980 Independence Bowl_Southern Miss. 16, McNeese St. 14
Mike Woodward's 1-yard touchdown run with 1:17 to play gave USM a hard-fought 16-14 win over McNeese State in Shreveport.
Jan. 1,1958 Tangerine Bowl_East Texas State 10, Mississippi Southern 9
Although Mississippi Southern was a touchdown favorite, score one for the other side of the Lone Star State. East Texas State prevailed 10-9 in a defensive battle in Orlando.
Jan. 1, 1957 Tangerine Bowl_West Texas State 20, Mississippi Southern 13
A 75-yard interception return for a touchdown sparked West Texas State to a 20-13 triumph in Orlando.
Jan. 1, 1954 Sun Bowl_Texas-El Paso 37, Southern Miss. 14
Texas Western (now UTEP) made the most of its home-field advantage by rolling to a 37-14 triumph.
Jan. 1, 1953 Sun Bowl_Pacific 26, Southern Miss. 7
The Southern's bowl debut wasn't that memorable as Pacific cruised to a 26-7 decision in El Paso.