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Yahoo! Sports Inside Slant - Warhawks

Coach Todd Berry's word for the 15 penalties his
Warhawks were flagged for in their 21-20 win
over Southeastern Louisiana?
"Frustrating."
And the three turnovers (two lost fumbles,
one interception)?
"Frustrating."
But ugly as it was, the comeback victory got
the Warhawks, who were trailing 20-14 going into
the fourth quarter, out of the ranks of the
winless.
Berry hopes his team learns from its struggle
against the FCS-level Lions.
"I'm not used to that," he said of the
turnovers and penalties, "and I'm going to get
to the bottom of that because we have to be a
more intelligent football team. I
challenged the team about it after the game
because these are things we cover over and over
again. I'm trying to smile about the victory,
but it still sets me off about that kind of
stuff. That's not the way we play, and
that's not the way I'm used to seeing a football
team play."
One bright spot in the evening for the
Warhawks was the play of redshirt freshman
Kolton Browning. After accumulating 350
yards in total offense in his previous outing,
Browning threw for 249 yards and once again led
the Warhawks in rushing with 79 yards.
But he and the Warhawks have a big challenge
coming up.
They play their second SEC foe of the season,
when they travel to Auburn for their next game.
The Warhawks opened with a
31-7 loss at
Arkansas. After facing the undefeated
Tigers, the Warhawks are back home to host
Florida Atlantic.
NOTES, QUOTES
RB
Frank Goodin continues to struggle to get
his game going. He had 43 yards on 19 rushes
against Southeastern Louisiana, giving him just
101 yards rushing in three games. He came into
the season needing 874 yards to pass Calvin
Dawson in the record book.
ULM remains tough against the run.
The Warhawks held the Lions to just 54 yards on
the ground, the eighth time in their last 14
games they have held an opponent under 100 yards
rushing.
ULM's 15 penalties fell two short of
the school record of 17, which was set in 2002
against McNeese State and Utah.
Game Ball Goes To: WR
Tavarese Maye-A redshirt freshman, Maye had
three catches for 54 yards. His 47-yard
reception early in the fourth quarter provided
the Warhawks with their third and decisive
touchdown in the win over Southeastern
Louisiana.
Keep An Eye On: LB
Cameron Blakes-The sophomore came up with
two big plays in the win, registering the first
sack and first interceptions of his career. The
interception came on Southeastern Louisiana's
final series and sealed the win for the Warhawks.
Blakes is second on the team with 24 tackles.
Quote To Note:
"We hurt ourselves doing
that, and it killed our drives.
We need to pay attention to the
details and do the little
things."
-WR Anthony McCall, on the 15 penalties
against ULM.
STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
Looking Good: QB Kolton Browning
produced more than 300 yards total offense for a
second consecutive week, with 75 yards rushing
and 249 passing. WR
Anthony McCall had eight receptions and
scored when he recovered WR
Luther Ambrose's fumble in the end zone. The
offensive line didn't give up a sack. The
defense held Southeastern Louisiana to just 54
yards rushing and got to the Lions for three
sacks.
Still Needs Work: The Warhawks had a
whopping 15 penalties for 121 yards and had six
fumbles, two of them recovered by Southeastern
Louisiana. The offense averaged just 2.2 yards
per rush.
Roster Report:
Junior WR Luther Ambrose had a
39-yard reception in the second quarter, the
longest play from scrimmage for ULM this season.
Junior WR Anthony McCall's eight
receptions were a career high as were sophomore
WR
Brent Leonard's six catches.
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