HATTIESBURG, Miss—Nick Mullens threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns and Southern Miss defeated Louisiana Tech 39-24.
Mullens became the Eagles’ all-time touchdown passing leader with 86, passing Austin Davis from 2011.
Louisiana Tech will play in the C-USA championship game on Dec. 3.
Ryan Higgins was 21 of 27 with 244 yards passing and three interceptions after coming in with just four interceptions this season. Trent Taylor had 119 yards receiving.
Mullens threw second-quarter touchdown passes of 21 and 8 yards to Thompson with the Eagles (6-6, 4-4) taking a 23-17 halftime lead. A third Mullens TD pass, 6 yards to Korey Robertson, made 29-17 in the third quarter.