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Warhawk Inside Slant

After a series of close games, the Warhawks got
an all out, all around performance in the 63-10
trashing of the Tulane Green Wave.
The 10 points allowed were the third fewest
points allowed, while the 63 scored were the
most in ULM's FBS history; surpassing the
previous high of 62 in 1994. Defensively,
the Warhawks surrendered the second lowest total
in rushing yards, (-9) and fourth lowest total
yardage allowed in Head Coach Todd Berry's three
year span at ULM. Need less to
say this was a much needed game for the Warhawks
as the end non-conference play 2-2 and prepare
for a tough road test at Middle
Tennessee, who is coming off a huge win at
Georgia Tech.
NOTES, QUOTES
Jyruss Edwards recorded his
18th & 19th career TD runs on Saturday.
He's now tied for fifth in all-time school
history with Joe Profit (1967-70)
With the Warhawk's win, the Sun Belt
Conference improved to 5-1 this season over
Conference USA, and could run the overall record
to 7-1 after this week - ULL hosts Tulane,
and North Texas plays at Houston.
DeVonte McNeal recorded his
first career carries for ULM. The red
shirt freshman ended the game with 10 carries
for 114 yards and a score.
ULM recorded two defensive
touchdowns - R.J. Young was credited
with a 55 yard interception return, but fumbled
at the goal line, giving Ray Stovall
credit for the score. Darius
Lively recorded the other interception and
score, returning his six yards.
Keep An Eye On: Justin Manton
- The sophomore kicker is 23 for 23 on PATs this
season and averaged 63.4 yards per kickoff,
three kick offs were for touchbacks.
Looking Good: The ULM receivers.
Beyond the normal starters, the lopsided game on
Saturday allowed youngsters Tony Cook
and Rashon Ceasar to showcase
their skills for the future.
Still Needs Work: The secondary
continues to be a concern. Cornerbacks
continue to face blow coverages that leave
receivers wide open. If the Tulane
receivers would've been able to hold onto the
ball, they could've possibly put up an
additional score or two, but the continued
struggles in the secondary do not seem to be
improving.
Quote To Note:
""I was anxious for this game. I think
anytime you play an in-state game; there are
some rivalries just because they are inherent."
-Coach Todd
Berry, following the Tulane
game.
STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
Player Notes:
Trey
Caldwell and Hunter Kissinger led
the Warhawks with six tackles each... Caldwell
had six solo tackles, while Kissinger had five
solo including his first career sack.
Monterrell
Washington registered his first rushing TD
of the game with a one-yard run with 9:16 to
play in the third quarter... Washington has
three TDs over his last two games (2 vs. Baylor,
September 21).
Roster Report:
Sophomore PK Justin Manton continues
to be listed as the top kicker and punter for
the Warhawks.
Senior Cameron Blakes is
out with a leg injury for the rest of the
season.
S
Khari Usher will return for Sun Belt
Conference action this week at Middle Tennessee.
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