With the Warhawk's 2012 season off to a 1-0 start, Head Coach Todd Berry's
biggest task this week has been to keep his team grounded. The third year
head coach literally had his team jump off cloud nine this week, but only after
the opening kickoff will its effectiveness be discovered.
What to watch for:
The Warhawk defense gave up several long pass plays last week against
Arkansas. This week's Auburn team has faster receivers that could
allow any secondary slip up to end in the end zone.
struggled last week in his debut after having missed all of last season due
Lewis gets the nod to start at the position this week.
The unsung hero of ULM's defensive performance was linebacker
Ray Stovall. The sophomore linebacker collected five tackles,
including a good knockdown of Razorback QB Tyler Wilson. Look for him
to continue his underrated play this week against the Tigers.
With the injury to Centarius Donald, senior
Mitchell Bailey will get the back-up role to
Odds makers put the Warhawks as 16-16.5 point underdogs. The game could be
closer, or be a complete blow out, depending on how ULM responds to their early
Auburn holds the distinction of beating ULM by the largest margin of
victory, a 73-7 decision in 2003.
ULM has averaged just nine points per game in the eight prior
meetings against Auburn.
A total of two players from the state of Alabama are on the Warhawk
roster - QB -
& Deep Snapper -
The Warhawks have not won back-to-back non-conference games since
2007, defeating Grambling State followed by Alabama.