Southern Mississippi lost 60-7 Saturday night at Boise State. The last Golden Eagles victory came on Christmas Eve, 2011. Their last regular season win came Nov. 26, 2011.
And they opened 14 1/2-point favorites over FIU in next Saturday's game at Hattiesburg. Hardcore bettors reacted to that by jumping on Southern Miss enough that the line now sits at 16.
The two teams in FIU's first Conference USA game come in a combined 0-8 this season, on losing streaks of five (FIU) and 16 (Southern Miss) as programs and having been outscored 132-7 in their last two games.