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Where does the Tulane win rank among best Southern Miss wins in the past ten seasons? Here is a compiled list.

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HATTIESBURG, MS- Will Hall has won five times as Southern Miss’s head coach, and the win on Saturday versus the Tulane Green Wave was undoubtedly the biggest in his tenure.

“The road has no pavement on it, it was gravel, and there were many holes with some trees knocked down. It’s been a really, tough road, but it is starting to get clear and it’s starting to get better,” Hall said after beating Tulane.

But where would it rank among the biggest wins in Southern Miss football since 2012, the infamous 0-12 season? The Golden Eagles are off this week, so I decided to look back on history and look at where this Tulane win would sit compared to nine other games over the past ten seasons.

Let’s have a flash to the past –

#10: Southern Miss 47, Troy 42 (2019)

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After bulldozing Alcorn State in the opener and falling to Mississippi State, the Golden Eagles traveled to Troy University for a non-conference matchup. If they lost, they likely would have gone into conference play 1-3, with Alabama up next on the schedule.

To avoid starting 1-2, Southern Miss held on to win in a wild fourth quarter. At the beginning of the fourth, Troy’s Reggie Todd had just returned a kickoff 69 yards as the Trojans closed to 33-28.

But Southern Miss’s Jaylond Adams had something to say about that, as he returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards to secure the victory. It was a moment many USM fans will remember and a huge win on the road to put a whole new vision on the 2019 season.

#9: Southern Miss 37, UAB 2 (2019)

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After dropping three straight to UAB

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