DEEP FRIED DRAFT
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles got the Conference USA win over Marshall, 26-24. The Thundering Herd was plagued by four turnovers over the course of the game.
Southern Miss is on the road next week at UAB. Marshall will host Charlotte.
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#8 MARSHALL: TYRE BRADY
Marshall senior WR Tyre Brady is the main reason I came to this game. Brady is an explosive receiver. He has tremendous hands and certainly looks the part. Brady’s numbers have been down in 2018 due to inefficient quarterbacking.
In this game, Brady finished with six yards on one catch. He fumbled the ball inside the USM ten-yard line on his only catch.
#6 MARSHALL: ALEX THOMSON
Herd junior QB Alex Thomson came into the offseason with a load of hype. Thomson transferred up from FCS Wagner. It took an injury to Herd QB Isaiah Green, but he emerged the starter. In this game, and others I have seen, Thomson’s accuracy has been roller coaster like.
He struggled to connect with Brady in the first half. Thomson missed him twice in the end zone. He forced a deep post to Brady in the second quarter that resulted in a pick. Thomson was benched in the second quarter.
#3 MARSHAL: TYLER KING
Marshall redshirt sophomore RB Tyler King didn’t make the trip. The speedy back was one I was looking forward t seeing.
#91 MARSHALL: RYAN BEE
Thundering Herd defensive lineman Ryan Bee (6’7” 280) has a great frame. Unfortunately, he isn’t much of a prospect. Bee may find his way into a camp as a rotational body as a three or five technique. Bee did record a sack and a forced fumble.
#22 SOUTHERN MISS: DARIAN YANCEY
In a down year for Southern Miss draft prospects, edge rusher Darian Yancey is the only name worth noting. Yancey is height deficient at 6’1,” but he plays bigger. Yancey had a scoop-and-score for a TD in the second quarter.
I want to thank Southern Miss S.I.D. Jack Duggan for the opportunity to cover this game. He and his staff go out of their way to make me and everyone else welcome in the press box. I look forward to getting back to Hattiesburg next season to watch another game.
Until the next game, thanks for reading!
2018: MARSHALL @ SOUTHERN MISS