Keeping Score

Bridgford to start at QB for Southern Miss

Redshirt senior Allan Bridgford will start at quarterback for Southern Miss on Saturday at East Carolina, USM coach Todd Monken said Monday in his weekly press conference.

Southern Miss is 0-5 headed into Saturday's game thanks to 19 turnovers, and Bridgford has had a difficult time holding onto the ball.

He has completed 110 of 196 passes for five touchdowns and 11 interceptions while starting all five games. Bridgford also lost a crucial fumble just before the half in the 24-23 loss to Florida International last time out.

Freshman backup Nick Mullens has seen limited playing time in two games this season.