ULM pretty much had to play a perfect game to have a shot at
competing with Auburn.
The Warhawks did not.
in the first quarter and six in the first half-, and several big plays, put
them in an early hole and they never recovered in a 52-3 pounding by the
"I don't know what it was, if it was crowd
noise, or they just didn't get the calls, or they couldn't hear me," coach Todd Berry said. "It happens, but we can't have that
The Warhawks couldn't generate any rushing, ending up with only
38 yards net on the ground.
freshman quarterback Kolton Browning threw for 203 yards, completing 25 of
his 33 pass attempts. He wasn't intercepted, but he was sacked three times for
16 yards in losses.
"We came out,
and we prepared well all week as far as what we wanted to do offensively,"
Browning said. "I felt like we were able to move the ball fairly well, but
penalties killed us this game.The
offensive line was doing pretty well for us, as far as giving me time to throw
the quick game, like we did. I think we need to get more balanced, and produce
a running game."
The loss was
the second for the Warhawks against an SEC team this
year. They opened with a 31-7 setback at Arkansas.
They now get
back home to face Sun Belt colleague Florida Atlantic in their next game.
• Kolton Browning became the
first ULM quarterback
to throw for over 200 yards in three straight games since Steven Jyles had five in a row such games in 2004. Browning had
267 against ArkansasState, 249 against Southeastern Louisiana and 203
Brown's 25 completions in only 33 attempts are a new career high for the lefty
• CB Otis
Peterson, a redshirt freshman, intercepted his first career pass in the
third quarter, giving ULM
interceptions in three of the four games played so far. The Warhawks
have forced 29 turnovers in the last 16 games.
Jabour-Jabour kicked a
31-yard field goal in the first quarter to give the Warhawks
what would be their only points of the afternoon at Auburn. It was the junior's first field goal
of the season, leaving him 6 of 13 in his career.
Keep An Eye
freshman, Maye showed his potential upside in the
loss at Auburn.
He had six catches for 45 yards and earned the praise of coach
Todd Berry, who said, "It is very interesting to watch this man develop. I
think he has a chance to become a very special player."
Quote To Note: "I think when we actually stay disciplined, and
we play our responsibilities and cut out the penalties, we're a good defense. I
think anybody that watches us can tell that, so once the penalties and stuff
are cut out, we will be fine."-LB Theo Smith, putting a positive spin on ULM's
52-3 loss at Auburn.
STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
Looking Good: Not much went well for
the Warhawks. They managed a field goal (PK
Rabi Jabour, from 31 yards) on their second
possession, and QB Kolton Browning threw for 203
yards on 25 of 33 passing to give ULM
233 yards for the day.
Ambrose had seven catches for 56 yards and Tavarese Maye
had six receptions for 45 more.
Goodin managed only nine yards on three carries
and the rushing attack struggled to net only 38 yards on 33 carries.
sacked three times for 16 yards in losses.
gave up 505 yards in total offense to the Tigers, 233 on the ground and 272
• Freshman WR Luke
Russell made his first career reception, a seven-yard pass from QB Cody
Wells in the fourth quarter.