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Southern Miss RB Jalen Richard honored by Conference USA

Southern Miss running back Jalen Richard was named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week Monday for his big performance in USM's 56-50 win at Texas State Saturday.

Richard rushed 27 times for 230 yards and four touchdowns to help the Golden Eagles improve to 2-1.

Richard became the first USM player to rush for four touchdowns in a game since former quarterback Austin Davis did it in 2010.

Richard had a career night that included touchdown rushes of 53 and 64 yards. The 64-yard run provided the final score of the game for the Golden Eagles and helped seal the victory with just over 6 minutes remaining.


Southern Miss travels to Nebraska for an 11 a.m. kickoff on Saturday.