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The Warhawks were facing long odds against
Arizona State, and the game's opening play
didn't help their cause. ASU ran back the
opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown, and
rode that momentum to a 38-14 victory.
"Overall, the kicking game was a big difference
in the game," ULM coach
Charlie Weatherbie said. "We drove the
football down there offensively but threw an
interception, which killed the opportunity.
"We gave the defense a short field the whole
first half. Arizona State is a good football
team, and I believe we are a better team than we
showed tonight."
Field position and the kicking game were
dominated by ASU, and the Warhawks simply
couldn't establish anything consistently on
offense. The Warhawks continue to be
somewhat of an unknown, having beaten lowly
Texas Southern and lost to two more talented
teams in Arizona State and Texas.
This week's conference opener at Florida
Atlantic will be a good test and gauge as to
where ULM is right now.
NOTES, QUOTES
Junior QB
Trey Revell, a first-year starter, has
thrown for 561 yards and five touchdowns in
three games.
Ten different Warhawk receivers have
caught at least one pass this season.
ULM has scored 12 times, including
10 touchdowns, in redzone scoring chances this
season.
Game Ball Goes To:
DE
Aaron Morgan-The senior a preseason
all-conference pick had a team-high seven
tackles and two sacks in a 38-14 loss at Arizona
State.
Keep An Eye On:
RB
Frank Goodin-The junior rushed for than 60
yards at Arizona State and leads ULM with 245
and four touchdowns this season.
Quote To Note:
"We didn't give
ourselves a chance to stay in
the football game with the
mistakes that we made early"
-ULM
coach Charlie Weatherbie after
the Warhawks' 38-14 loss at
Arizona State.
STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
Looking Good:
ULM's run defense was solid against Arizona
State, allowing just 118 yards.
Senior WR
Darrell McNeal had a team-high four catches
for 50 yards and a touchdown at Arizona State.
ULM recorded three sacks against Arizona
State.
Still Needs Work:
ULM allowed an 89-yard kickoff return to
start the game at Arizona State, and it was poor
throughout the game in special teams.
Quarterback Revell completed just 10-of-23
passes against Arizona State and had two
interceptions.
ULM is averaging more than 75 yards in
penalties a game.
Roster Report:
WR McNeal continued his 25
game streak with a reception
Sophomore WR
Anthony McCall had his first TD reception of
the season at Arizona State. He set the freshman
record last season with six scores.
Senior DE Aaron Morgan already has
six sacks this season, tying his career high.
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