Nick Mullens threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns and sneaked in for another in his final home game as Southern Miss defeated Louisiana Tech 39-24 on Friday night.
Mullens, who sat out the last two games because of a concussion after having a 25-game starting streak end, became the Eagles’ all-time touchdown passing leader with 86, passing Austin Davis (2008-11). D.J. Thompson had 135 yards receiving and two scores. Ito Smith added 127 yards rushing.
Despite the loss, Louisiana Tech (8-4, 6-2), which had already clinched the Conference USA West Division, will play in the C-USA championship game on Dec. 3.