FANDOM


Battle for the Bell
First contestedOctober 13, 1979
Tulane 20–19
Number of meetings30
Most recent meetingNovember 6, 2010
Southern Miss 46, Tulane 30
Next meetingSeptember 12, 2022
All-time seriesSouthern Miss leads 23–7
Largest victorySouthern Miss 59, Tulane 6
(November 17, 2001)
Longest win streakSouthern Miss 6
(1987-1992) (2003-2010)
Current streakSouthern Miss 6
(2003–2010)

The Battle for the Bell is an American college football rivalry game between the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and Tulane University Green Wave football teams. The two schools are located about 110 miles from each other (Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Tulane in New Orleans, Louisiana) via Interstate 10 and Interstate 59, making for a heated game.

The two teams played annually beginning in 1979, until the reconfiguration of Conference USA in 2006 caused it to be played two out of four years as a cross-divisional conference match-up. The series became a trophy game in 1999 with the addition of the Bell.[1] The most recent game, a 46–30 victory by the Golden Eagles, was played in New Orleans in 2010. Southern Miss holds a 23–7[2] lead in the series. The schools have not played the game since 2010, and the series was on hiatus after Tulane's move to the American Athletic Conference (AAC) in July 2014. On April 13, 2017, the schools announced a return of the rivalry—a four-game football series between 2022 and 2027, the first being held at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans.[3][4][5]

Game resultsEdit

[6][2]

Southern Miss victoriesTulane victories
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 October 13, 1979 Hattiesburg Tulane 20–19
2 September 6, 1980 New Orleans Southern Miss 17–14
3 September 19, 1981 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 21–3
4 October 16, 1982 New Orleans Southern Miss 22–10
5 October 22, 1983 Hattiesburg Tulane 14–7
6 October 13, 1984 New Orleans Tulane 35–7
7 November 23, 1985 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 24–6
8 October 25, 1986 New Orleans Tulane 35–20
9 September 19, 1987 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 31–24
10 October 8, 1988 New Orleans Southern Miss 38–13
11 October 7, 1989 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 30–21
12 October 13, 1990 New Orleans Southern Miss 20–14
13 October 19, 1991 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 47–14
14 October 15, 1992 New Orleans Southern Miss 17–7
15 November 6, 1993 Hattiesburg Tulane 17–15
16 September 3, 1994 New Orleans Southern Miss 25–10
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
17 September 30, 1995 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 45–0
18 October 26, 1996 New Orleans #24 Southern Miss 31–28
19 October 25, 1997 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 34–13
20 October 3, 1998 New Orleans #25 Tulane 21–7
21 September 6, 1999 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 48–14
22 October 14, 2000 New Orleans #16 Southern Miss 56–24
23 November 17, 2001 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 59–6
24 November 23, 2002 New Orleans Tulane 31–10
25 November 15, 2003 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 28–14
26 September 25, 2004 New Orleans Southern Miss 32–14
27 November 26, 2005 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 26–7
28 November 11, 2006 New Orleans Southern Miss 31–3
29 October 24, 2009 Hattiesburg Southern Miss 43–6
30 November 6, 2010 New Orleans Southern Miss 46–30
31 September 12, 2022 New Orleans
Series: Southern Miss leads 23–7

See also Edit

ReferencesEdit

Template:Conference USA football rivalry navbox

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.