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Yahoo! Sports Inside Slant - Warhawks

After struggling in the opener, redshirt
freshman quarterback
Kolton Browning was on his game at Arkansas
State, but it wasn't enough to save ULM from a
second consecutive loss.
Browning, who beat
out returning starter
Trey Revell in the spring, accounted for 350
yards of total offense, 83 of it on a game-high
18 rushes, in a 34-20 loss to the Red Wolves.
He had touchdown passes that covered 34 and
10 yards.
"We've got a quarterback," coach Todd Berry
said. "I'm really excited about watching him
continue to mature, because I felt like he grew
up an awful lot tonight. That will be good for
our football team."
The problem against the Red Wolves was the
defense.
The Warhawks gave up 234 yards rushing, 240
passing in the loss. Arkansas State jumped out
to a 21-6 halftime lead and answered with a
touchdown and field goal after the Warhawks cut
the deficit to 21-14 early in the third quarter.
"I think we felt a little too good about
ourselves from Arkansas," Berry said, referring
to the previous week when the Warhawks gave up
only 14 points to the Razorbacks through three
quarters.
"I think the offense felt really bad about
themselves, so consequentially what ends up
happening-the offense practiced its butt off
this week to get better. I think the defense
didn't have great practices, and that's what
shows up."
The loss dropped the Warhawks to 0-2 overall
and 0-1 in the Sun Belt. They are home for the
first time this season when they host
Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday.
NOTES, QUOTES
Senior RB
Frank Goodin was thought to be a lock to end
his career with the school rushing record, but
he is going to have to pick up the pace. He ran
for only 14 yards against Arkansas State after
netting 44 in the loss at Arkansas. That gives
him 2,563 in his career. Calvin Dawson has the
record at 3,378.
Junior LB
Jason Edwards is off to a good start. His
game-high 13 tackles against Arkansas State
marked his second game in double digits in
tackles.
Junior WR
Luther Ambrose has caught a touchdown pass
in each of ULM's two games.
Game Ball Goes To: QB Kolton
Browning-The redshirt freshman was 19-of-32
passing for 267 yards and two touchdowns. He had
two interceptions, but also led his team in
rushing with 83 net yards on 18 carries. He was
sacked only once. His 350 yards total offense
were the most for a ULM player since Kinsmon
Lancaster had 402 against Middle Tennessee in
2007.
Keep An Eye On: CB
Otis Peterson-The redshirt freshman made his
first career start and was credited with eight
tackles, half of them solo stops.
Quote To Note: "We've got to grow
up. The offense practiced well this week. The
defense didn't. There it is. I hate to break it
down to be that simple, but that's how simple it
is, and hopefully they'll learn their
lesson."-Coach Todd Berry.
STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
Looking Good: WR Luther Ambrose tied
a career single-game high with seven catches
that were good for 84 yards. Ambrose and
sophomore WR Brent Leonard, who caught three
passes for 67 yards, had touchdown catches.
Ambrose also had six kickoff returns for 115
yards. QB Kolton Browning ran for 83 yards and
threw for 267. LBs Jason Edwards (13) and
Cameron Blakes (10) were in double digits in
tackles.
Still Needs Work: The defense gave
up 234 yards rushing to the Red Wolves after
holding Arkansas to 99 the previous week.
Browning had two interceptions to go along with
his two touchdown passes. RB Frank Goodin
managed only 14 yards on six rushes.
Roster Report:
True freshman C
Josh Allen and redshirt freshman CB Otis
Peterson made their first career starts.
Sophomore WR
Brent Leonard had a career-high three
catches for 67 yards, including his first
touchdown reception.
Senior QB
Zach Rhodes scored his first college
touchdown on a four-yard run in the third
quarter.
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