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Following an open week to begin the month, Southern Miss head coach Jay Hopson preached about the final tests of the season his team would face in November.

Southern Miss (7-4, 5-2 C-USA) finds itself 2-1 in November and bowl eligible for the 23rd time in the last 26 years. However, the Golden Eagles want to compete for the Conference USA title.

After a disastrous 28-10 loss against Western Kentucky — one filled with turnovers and injuries — the potential for Southern Miss to make a conference title game appearance remained possible after UAB defeated Louisiana Tech Saturday evening.