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Southern Miss bowl social set for Thursday in Biloxi

Southern Miss football coach Jay Hopson.
Southern Miss football coach Jay Hopson.

Southern Miss football fans will gather at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Patio 44 in Biloxi for a bowl social.

USM athletic director Bill McGillis and football coach Jay Hopson will both be in attendance to meet with fans and talk about the upcoming bowl contest.

The event is free for fans to attend. Patio 44 is located at 124 Main Street in Biloxi.

Southern Miss will take on Louisiana-Lafayette at 8 p.m. on Dec. 17 at the Superdome in the New Orleans Bowl.

The Golden Eagles beat Louisiana Tech 39-24 in the regular season finale to finish the regular season at 6-6 and clinch a bowl bid.

Hopson is in his first year at USM after spending the four previous seasons as head coach at Alcorn State.

USM has played in the New Orleans Bowl four times with a record of 3-1.

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