ULM rushed for only 80 yards against Florida
Atlantic, but when crunch time came, coach Todd
Berry turned to the running game.
redshirt freshman running back
scored from 5 yards out on a third-down run to
cap a nine-play drive in the fourth quarter that
gave the Warhawks the decisive touchdown in
their 20-17 victory over the Owls. It was
the only run play called in the march, which
started at their own 45-yard line.
Then, after stopping the Owls on their
ensuing series, the Warhawks got a much-needed
first down on three runs, allowing them to kill
the final seconds of the game with two
"I'm really, really proud of this football
team," Berry said. "We have some work to do and
that's apparent, but I really believe that this
team has a lot of the intangibles that you're
looking for. It just needs to grow up. There
should be some confidence now that we will find
a way to win, and that is so important for a
The Warhawks had lost 52-3 at Auburn in their
previous outing and had only one victory, that
over FCS Southeastern Louisiana, but they came
into the game ready to play.
"One of the things I've been mentioning to
them is that I don't think we have been coming
out with all the emotion," Berry said. "It is
almost like they were afraid to do that. I think
this week they came out and did that, and I'm
really proud of that fact. I don't know that I
could have scripted the game any better, to be
honest with you."
The Warhawks were playing just their second
home game of the season. They must go back on
the road for their next two, starting with a
trip to Western Kentucky. They are at preseason
conference champion selection Middle Tennessee after
Kolton Browning became the first ULM quarterback to pass for more than 200 yards
in four consecutive games since Steven Jyles did
it in 2004. Browning was 25 of 41 for 282 yards.
He had one touchdown pass and one interception.
•The Warhawks had a 52-yard pass play
from Browning to WR
Anthony McCall in the first
quarter that was a season-long play from
scrimmage for ULM until P
Aaron Munoz and
Zach Rhodes hooked up on a 56-yard pass play
later in the period.
•ULM's safety in the second quarter
Ken Dorsey sacked FAU's Jeff Van Camp
was the first safety for the Warhawks since
Sept, 12, 2009, against Texas Southern.
Game Ball Goes To: RB Jyruss
Edwards-The redshirt freshman gained only 13
yards on five carries but answered when called
upon, scoring the decisive touchdowns from 5
yards on a third-down play. He also had three
receptions for 22 yards and three kickoff
returns for 93 yards, including runbacks of 35
and 31 yards.
Keep An Eye On: DE Ken Dorsey-The
junior was in on 1.5 sacks in the win over FAU,
including one that resulted in a safety. He has
a team-best three sacks on the season.
Quote To Note:
"There are a lot of moments
in life, like your wedding and
your first child, and that was
one of those moments."
-Freshman RB Jyruss Edwards, on his
feelings after scoring his first collegiate
STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
Looking Good: ULM held FAU to just
141 yards passing, coming up with two sacks (DE
Ken Dorsey and LB
Cameron Blakes). QB Kolton
Browning threw for 282 yards and a touchdown. WR
Luther Ambrose had six catches for 61 yards, and WR Anthony McCall had a game-high 96 yards on
five catches. The Warhawks had a season-high 418
yards total offense and a season-low five
penalties for 25 yards.
Still Needs Work: The Warhawks gave
up five sacks and managed only 80 net yards
Frank Goodin led the way with just
30 yards on 11 carries.
•QB Kolton Brown's 1,076 yards
passing are the most for a ULM quarterback since
the Warhawks began competing in the Sun Belt
Conference in 2001.
Theo Smith's interception
was the second of his career.
Brent Leonard caught the second touchdown
pass of his career, and added a key two-point
conversion late in the game.