Southern Mississippi coach Todd Monken views Saturday’s game at Nebraska as a measuring stick. After leading the Golden Eagles to records of 1-11 and 3-9 in his first two years as coach Southern Miss is 2-1 after a 56-50 win over Texas State and has won back-to-back games for the first time since 2011.
“I hope our guys don’t look at it any differently than an opportunity”, said Monken “.That’s what it is, it’s another opportunity for us and a measuring stick to how far we have come against a really good team and a really good coaching staff.”
Monken says the Golden Eagles expect to face a confident Nebraska squad despite a 1-2 start to the season and says the Huskers could easily be unbeaten and nationally ranked.
“And they have played a pretty good schedule, let’s not kid ourselves”, said Monken. BYU is a good football team, South Alabama just beat San Diego State and they played in Miami. Not many teams have played that quality of a schedule and they have been right there.”
Monken says the Golden Eagles expect to be more competitive than they were in a 56-13 loss in Memorial Stadium back in 2013.