Trivia )n Southern Miss Golden Eagles Football

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  • 1. 

    Which conference did Southern Miss play football in during the 2008 season?

    • A.

      Big Ten

    • B.

      Pac-10

    • C.

      Conference USA

    • D.

      WAC

    Correct Answer
    C. Conference USA
    Explanation
    Southern Miss played football in Conference USA during the 2008 season.

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  • 2. 

    Who was hired as Southern Miss' 18th head football coach in December 2007?

    • A.

      Ed Orgeron

    • B.

      Jeff Bower

    • C.

      Larry Fedora

    • D.

      Houston Nutt

    Correct Answer
    C. Larry Fedora
    Explanation
    Larry Fedora was hired as Southern Miss' 18th head football coach in December 2007.

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  • 3. 

    At which school was Larry Fedora coaching football before becoming Southern Miss head coach in 2007?

    • A.

      Baylor

    • B.

      Oklahoma

    • C.

      Oklahoma State

    • D.

      Texas

    Correct Answer
    C. Oklahoma State
    Explanation
    Larry Fedora was coaching football at Oklahoma State before becoming the head coach at Southern Miss in 2007.

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  • 4. 

    What was Larry Fedora's overall record in his first year at Southern Miss in 2008?

    • A.

      11-Jan

    • B.

      1-Dec

    • C.

      6-Jul

    • D.

      5-Aug

    Correct Answer
    C. 6-Jul
    Explanation
    Larry Fedora's overall record in his first year at Southern Miss in 2008 was 6 wins and 7 losses.

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  • 5. 

    Who was Southern Miss' defensive line coach in 2008?

    • A.

      Larry Fedora

    • B.

      Darrell Wyatt

    • C.

      Art Kaufman

    • D.

      Jeff Bower

    Correct Answer
    C. Art Kaufman
    Explanation
    Art Kaufman was the defensive line coach for Southern Miss in 2008. This can be inferred from the given options, where the other three individuals are not mentioned as being the defensive line coach during that year.

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  • 6. 

    Damion Fletcher gained 1,313 yards playing what position for Southern Miss in 2008?

    • A.

      Wide Receiver

    • B.

      Quarterback

    • C.

      Running Back

    • D.

      Tight End

    Correct Answer
    C. Running Back
    Explanation
    In 2008, Damion Fletcher gained 1,313 yards playing for Southern Miss. This indicates that he was the primary player in the running back position, as running backs are responsible for carrying the ball and gaining yards on the ground. Wide receivers are primarily responsible for catching passes, quarterbacks for throwing the ball, and tight ends for blocking and catching passes. Therefore, the correct answer is Running Back.

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  • 7. 

    Ranked last in C-USA, Southern Miss averaged 30.7 yards in what football category in 2008?

    • A.

      Yards Per Punt

    • B.

      Passing Yards Per Game

    • C.

      Rushing Yards Per Game

    • D.

      Yards Per Kickoff

    Correct Answer
    A. Yards Per Punt
    Explanation
    In 2008, Southern Miss ranked last in the Conference USA (C-USA) in the category of Yards Per Punt. This means that, on average, their punts only traveled a distance of 30.7 yards. This low average indicates that their punting game was not very effective compared to other teams in the conference.

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  • 8. 

    Who led Southern Miss in the rushing department with 1,313 yards in 2008?

    • A.

      Austin Davis

    • B.

      DeAndre Brown

    • C.

      Tory Harrison

    • D.

      Damion Fletcher

    Correct Answer
    D. Damion Fletcher
    Explanation
    Damion Fletcher led Southern Miss in the rushing department with 1,313 yards in 2008.

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  • 9. 

    Austin Davis averaged 240.6 yards per game for Southern Miss playing what position in 2008?

    • A.

      Punter

    • B.

      Wide Receiver

    • C.

      Quarterback

    • D.

      Running Back

    Correct Answer
    C. Quarterback
    Explanation
    In 2008, Austin Davis played as a quarterback for Southern Miss. This is evident from the fact that he averaged 240.6 yards per game, which is a statistic commonly associated with quarterbacks who throw the ball. Punters, wide receivers, and running backs typically do not have such high yardage averages, making quarterback the most logical position for Davis in this scenario.

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  • 10. 

    To which school did the Southern Miss football team lose 40-37 in double overtime in 2008?

    • A.

      Texas-El Paso

    • B.

      Marshall

    • C.

      Arkansas State

    • D.

      Texas Tech

    Correct Answer
    A. Texas-El Paso
    Explanation
    In 2008, the Southern Miss football team lost to Texas-El Paso in a game that ended with a score of 40-37 in double overtime.

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  • 11. 

    How many rushing TDs did Southern Miss' Austin Davis have in 2008, out of the team's 32?

    • A.

      Eighteen

    • B.

      Nine

    • C.

      Fifteen

    • D.

      Thirty

    Correct Answer
    B. Nine
    Explanation
    In 2008, Southern Miss' Austin Davis had nine rushing touchdowns out of the team's 32.

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  • 12. 

    Freshman DeAndre Brown led Southern Miss in receptions with how many in 2008?

    • A.

      67

    • B.

      25

    • C.

      53

    • D.

      35

    Correct Answer
    A. 67
    Explanation
    DeAndre Brown, a freshman in 2008, led Southern Miss in receptions with 67.

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  • 13. 

    Which team did Southern Miss beat 28-12 to become bowl eligible in 2008?

    • A.

      Arkansas State

    • B.

      Memphis

    • C.

      Southern Methodist

    • D.

      Marshall

    Correct Answer
    C. Southern Methodist
    Explanation
    In 2008, Southern Miss beat Southern Methodist (SMU) with a score of 28-12 to become bowl eligible. This means that Southern Miss won the game against SMU and reached the required number of wins in their season to qualify for a bowl game.

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  • 14. 

    Which bowl game did Southern Miss end the 2008 season with?

    • A.

      Alamo Bowl

    • B.

      Citrus Bowl

    • C.

      Outback Bowl

    • D.

      New Orleans Bowl

    Correct Answer
    D. New Orleans Bowl
    Explanation
    Southern Miss ended the 2008 season with the New Orleans Bowl.

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  • 15. 

    Who was Southern Miss' opponent in the 2008 New Orleans Bowl?

    • A.

      Rutgers

    • B.

      West Virginia

    • C.

      USC

    • D.

      Troy

    Correct Answer
    D. Troy
    Explanation
    In the 2008 New Orleans Bowl, Southern Miss' opponent was Troy.

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  • 16. 

    Who became the 68th Southern Miss player to participate in the Senior Bowl in 2009?

    • A.

      Shawn Nelson

    • B.

      Austin Davis

    • C.

      DeAndre Brown

    • D.

      Jeremy Parquet

    Correct Answer
    A. Shawn Nelson
    Explanation
    Shawn Nelson became the 68th Southern Miss player to participate in the Senior Bowl in 2009.

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  • 17. 

    Who kicked the game-winning field goal for Southern Miss in the 2008 New Orleans Bowl?

    • A.

      Darren McCaleb

    • B.

      Britt Barefoot

    • C.

      Michael McGee

    • D.

      Austin Davis

    Correct Answer
    B. Britt Barefoot
    Explanation
    Britt Barefoot kicked the game-winning field goal for Southern Miss in the 2008 New Orleans Bowl.

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  • 18. 

    Two Southern Miss players were tied with four interception each in 2008, Eddie Hicks and who else?

    • A.

      Andre Watson

    • B.

      Justin Wilson

    • C.

      Eddie Willingham

    • D.

      C.J. Bailey

    Correct Answer
    B. Justin Wilson
    Explanation
    In 2008, Eddie Hicks and Justin Wilson were tied with four interceptions each.

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