ULM continued their winning streak in the state of Florida
last week when they defeated Florida Atlantic. The game lived up to the hype of
the growing rivalry series, as ULM won by a narrow 27-25 decision. No game has
been decided by more than seven points, and no home team has won.
"I think it's always important to win a close game early
on, it gives you something to build on and to draw on if in that situation
again," Head Coach Charlie Weatherbie said of his team's win at FAU.
Now the other Florida team, FIU will enter Malone Stadium
on Saturday for a homecoming contest televised on the new regional Sun Belt
"FIU is bringing a good team in this year," junior qb
Revell said of this week's opponent. "One thing that really sticks out is
that their defense flies around. That's an aggressive defense, and they play
through the whistle. Tenacious is a word for them."
FIU ranks near the bottom of the NCAA rankings for total
offense (110th) and total defense (118th), while ULM has
enjoyed success on both sides of the ball, ranking 53rd in total
offense and 79th in total defense.
Leading the Panther's defense is linebacker
Scott Bryant. Bryant is fifth all-time in career tackles at FIU.
T.Y. Hilton is the biggest threat. Hilton is the leading receiver in the
Sun Belt Conference, and ranks nationally with his kick returning skills.
The Warhawks match-up well against the Panthers and the
series lead is held by ULM; however the lone win by FIU did occur in Malone
Stadium in 2005. Despite this one time loss, the Panthers have lost their three
games this season by an average of 15 points, while ULM is riding high off the
momentum from reaching the .500 mark for the first time in their FBS history.
Kick off for the conference home opener is scheduled for
2:30. Check back with WarhawkReport.com
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