Keeping Score

Vegas labels USM a heavy underdog vs. MSU

If the boys in Las Vegas are correct, the season opener for the Southern Miss football team will be a long one.

According to early lines on the Southern Miss-MSU season opener on Aug. 30, the Golden Eagles will travel to StarkVegas as a 28.5-point underdog.

With MSU returning a lot of talent from a 7-6 team and USM just trying to get back on track after two seasons of 1-23 football, it's easy to understand why the Bulldogs would be a heavy favorite.

However, USM has historically competed well with MSU. The Golden Eagles hold a 14-12-1 advantage over MSU in the all-time series. 

Southern Miss and MSU haven't played in since 1990.

The game is set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 30 and will be televised by the SEC Network.