North Texas beats Southern Miss 55-14

Derek Thompson threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns and ran

for another to spark North Texas to a 55-14 Conference USA victory

over Southern Miss Saturday night.

Running backs Antoinne Jimmerson, Brandin Byrd and Reggie Pegram

each scored twice for the Mean Green (5-3, 3-1 C-USA), who won

their third consecutive conference game.

Before a homecoming crowd of 23,203, the Golden Eagles (0-7,

0-3) added to the Football Bowl Subdivision’s longest active losing

streak, dropping their 19th consecutive game. The loss assured

Southern Miss back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since

the 1933-34 season.

In his first career start, Southern Miss freshman Nick Mullens

completed 12 of 31 passes for 210 yards with a touchdown and three

interceptions. He also lost two fumbles after being sacked.