Southern Miss upsets Kentucky, first SEC win since 2000

LEXINGTON, KKENT—College football celebrated another intense upset Saturday as the Southern Miss Golden Eagles soared through the second half of the season opener against Kentucky for a from-behind comeback 44-35. 

 The Golden Eagles came back after being 25-points behind to clinch their first SEC since 2000.

Southern Miss had a rough start and sat behind 35-10 with less than a minute to half time before Mullens and first-year receiver Isaiah Jones hooked up on a 71-yard touchdown pass with 14 seconds to play.

The Golden Eagles owned the second half, scoring every time the ball was in their possession.

It was the largest comeback by Southern Miss since at least 2009, when the Golden Eagles rallied from a 17-point halftime deficit to beat Virginia.