The University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles have one of the most exciting football programs in the country. The Golden Eagles compete in Conference USA against many of the rising programs in college football. Southern Miss has been playing D1 football since 1963 and their history has made the game day atmosphere at M. M. Robert’s Stadium electric. The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band is one of the best in the South and uses creative ways to fire up the Golden Eagles faithful. Fans attending games should be sure to know all of the words to “Southern Mississippi to the Top” as it is sung proudly and often.
The Golden Eagles play a great schedule of big games every season. USM's biggest rivals are La Tech, Memphis, Tulane and UAB. The biggest rivalry game is the USM vs La Tech which is known as the "Rivalry in Dixie". The fans in Mobile have high expectations for the Golden Eagles in 2023. The hope is they run the table in Conference USA to earn a berth in the CUSA Football Championship Game. A great year for Southern Miss would have them crowned as the conference championships and earn a berth in a top bowl game.