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2008 ULM Warhawks Season

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Posted Feb 8, 2009


2008 ULM Warhawks Season, Game Recaps, Scores and Reviews

2008 UL Monroe Warhawks

Nov. 22
UL Monroe 31 ... Florida International 27
Kinsmon Lancaster threw two touchdown passes and ran for a 16-yard score on the way to a 28-10 ULM lead, and the defense was able to hang on late. FIU mounted a comeback with a two-yard Julian Reams touchdown run and a 23-yard Dustin Rivest field goal in the fourth quarter, but the Warhawks came through with three sacks on the final FIU drive to snuff out the final threat. FIU outgained ULM 363 yards to 329.
Player of the game: ULM LB Cardia Jackson made 13 tackles and a sack
Stat Leaders: FIU - Passing: Paul McCall, 18-31, 239 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: Julian Reams, 21-122, 1 TD. Receiving: T.Y. Hilton, 8-93, 1 TD
ULM - Passing: Kinsmon Lancaster, 14-25, 156 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... This might have been a disappointing overall season for ULM, but to hang on late and close out with a win over FIU is a nice touch on what could’ve been a disaster. To collapse against the Golden Panthers would’ve been ugly after the way the Warhawks played early on, and while 4-8 isn’t all that much better than 3-9, at least the team showed some fight at the end of the year when it didn’t have much to play for. There are pieces there to build around for next year, but step one will be to find an adequate fill-in for Kinsmon Lancaster, who wasn’t always on even though he had to carry the team at times this year.

- 2008 ULM Preview
- 2007 ULM Season

2008 Schedule
CFN Prediction:
5-7
CFN Record:
4-8

Aug. 30 at Auburn L 34-0
Sept. 6 at Arkansas L 28-27
Sept. 13 Alabama A&M W 37-15
Sept. 20 at Tulane L 24-10
Sept. 27 OPEN DATE
Oct. 4 UL Lafayette L 44-35
Oct. 11 at Arkansas St L 37-29
Oct. 18 North Texas W 35-23
Oct. 25 Florida Atlantic L 29-28
Nov. 1 Troy  W 31-30
Nov. 8 at Middle Tenn L 24-21
Nov. 15 at Ole Miss L 59-0
Nov. 22 at FIU W 31-27
Nov. 29 OPEN DATE

2007 Schedule
CFN Prediction:
4-8
2007 Results:
6-6

Aug. 30 Tulsa L 35-17
Sept. 8 at Clemson L 35-17
Sept. 15 at Texas A&M L 54-14
Sept. 29 at Troy L 24-7
Oct. 6
Arkansas St W 30-13
Oct. 13 at No Texas L 31-21
Oct. 20 FIU W 28-14
Oct. 27 at FAU W 33-30 3OT
Nov. 3 Middle Tenn L 43-40
Nov. 10
Grambling St W 28-14
Nov. 17 at Alabama W 21-14
Nov. 24 at UL Laf. W 17-11

Nov. 15
Ole Miss 59 … UL Monroe 0
Everything worked for Ole Miss as it scored on six of its first seven possessions on the way to a 38-0 halftime lead. Jevan Snead threw thee touchdown passes and ran for two scores, and Dexter McCluster ran for a 25-yard score in the rout. Ole Miss got a 17-yard scoring run in the first to start out the scoring, and then exploded with a 31 point second quarter highlighted by a 23-yard Mike Wallace touchdown catch. The Rebel D did its part keeping Ole Miss to just 131 yards of offense and allowing a mere seven first downs. ULM threw for 59 yards.
Player of the game: Ole Miss QB Jevan Snead completed 6-of-12 passes for 170 yards and three touchdowns, and he ran three times for 11 yards and two scores
Stat Leaders: UL Monroe - Passing: Kinsmon Lancaster, 5-9, 30 yds
Rushing: Frank Goodin, 12-41. Receiving: Luther Ambrose, 2-14
Ole Miss - Passing: Jevan Snead, 6-12, 170 yds, 3 TD
Rushing: Cordera Eason, 14-106, 1 TD. Receiving: Mike Wallace, 2-111, 1 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... ULM picked a bad time to come up with a total clunker. It was going to be a stretch to beat Ole Miss, but the Warhawks weren’t even close as the defense didn’t come up with a stop in the first half and the offense was forced to try to do what it could in comeback mode. ULM can’t throw with any consistency, and it didn’t even really try as Ole Miss swarmed all over the Warhawk receivers. Now it’s back to Sun Belt play to close things out at FIU. The program could use something positive to build on going into the off-season.

Nov. 8
Middle Tennessee 24 … UL Monroe 21
Joe Craddock connected with Eldrid King from 15 yards out and Patrick Honeycutt from 13 yards away on the way to a 17-0 Middle Tennessee lead, but ULM came back. Kinsmon Lancaster was kept on the bench in the first quarter for a violation of team rules, but came out roaring with two touchdown passes and 126 rushing yards, but ULM wasn’t able to get any closer than three after a 17-yard Zeek Zacharie touchdown catch with under six minutes to play. Phillip Tanner ran for a seven-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to keep the Blue Raiders up for good.
Player of the game: Middle Tennessee QB Joe Craddock completed 13-of-20 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown.
Stat Leaders: UL Monroe - Passing: Kinsmon Lancaster, 16-25, 202 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Kinsmon Lancaster, 14-126. Receiving: Darrell McNeal, 10-84
Middle Tennessee - Passing: Joe Craddock, 13-20, 216 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: Phillip Tanner, 16-40, 1 TD. Receiving: Patrick Honeycutt, 4-67, 1 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... ULM got a big day out of Kinsmon Lancaster and a nice day from Frank Goodin, but it wasn’t enough to get by Middle Tennessee. The offense moved the ball and the defense wasn’t bad, but there wasn’t the big stop late or the key turnover to pull off the win. If it’s possible to have a good loss, or at least a well-played one, this was it. Now that ULM is ensured of a losing season, it’ll be vital to keep focus to keep things from getting ugly with a trip to Ole Miss coming up next.

Nov. 1
UL Monroe 31 … Troy 30
Trey Revell connected with J.J. McCoy for a seven-yard touchdown with 34 seconds to play to give ULM the win. In the see-saw game, Troy took the lead on a 29-yard touchdown catch from DuJuan Harris with just under five minutes to play, but was only up five after missing on the two-point conversion. Troy took the first half lead on two of Levi Brown’s three touchdown passes, but Kinsmon Lancaster led ULM back with two short touchdown passes before Harris ran 45 yards for another Troy lead. Lancaster got knocked out of the game and Revell came in and went 5-for-5.
Player of the game: UL Monroe QB Trey Revell completed all five of his passes for 44 yards and the game-winning touchdown, and he ran four times for 29 yards
Stat Leaders: Troy - Passing: Levi Brown, 23-36, 221 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: DuJuan Harris, 20-143, 1 TD. Receiving: Andre Davis, 5-45, 1 TD
UL Monroe - Passing: Kinsmon Lancaster, 15-26, 125 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Frank Goodin, 18-60. Receiving: Kenneth Zacharie, 6-71
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... ULM needed a big win to turn its season around, and it got it with a good, hard-fought victory over Troy thanks to the play of Trey Revell. Kinsmon Lancaster was playing well, but when he got hurt, Revell came in cold and led the way on a crisp final drive. The running game worked well, there was balance to the offense, and the WarHawks controlled the ball. It was what the team needed to do to beat a team as good as Troy.

Oct. 25
Florida Atlantic 29 … UL Monroe 28
Rusty Smith hit Cortez Gant with a 22-yard touchdown pass with 22 seconds to play to propel the Owls to the comeback win. ULM took a 21-0 first half lead on two Darrell McNeal touchdowns and a six-yard Anthony McCall touchdown catch, but it was all Florida Atlantic to follow as Smith ran for a touchdown and hooked up with Gent for a 13-yard score just before halftime. The Owls kept moving the ball but could only managed three Warley Leroy field goals before the final drive. ULM broke the run in the fourth quarter with a eight-yard Zeek Zacharie scoring catch, but the offense couldn’t put the game away. The two teams combined for 18 penalties and five turnovers.
Player of the game: Florida Atlantic DB Corey Small made 11 tackles
Stat Leaders: Florida Atlantic - Passing: Rusty Smith, 28-39, 267 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: Charles Pierre, 17-80. Receiving: Rob Housler, 6-62
UL Monroe - Passing: Kinsmon Lancaster, 22-28, 216 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Kinsmon Lancaster, 14-86. Receiving: Frank Goodin, 6-66
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... ULM is going to kick itself for blowing the 21-0 lead to FAU. The running game was fine, the passing game efficient, and the defense came up with a few decent stops, but there weren’t the big plays late to come up with the win. This was a must-win with Troy up next followed up by three road games to close out the season. Kinsmon Lancaster and Frank Goodin will have to do even more to crank out long drives to keep the Warhawk defense off the field.

Oct. 18
UL Monroe 35 … North Texas 23
ULM got up big early and put it on cruise control. Kinsmon Lancaster hooked up with Luther Ambrose for a 69-yard touchdown pass, ran for a 54-yard score, and Rodney Lovett ran for a 49-yard touchdown on the way to a 21-0 first quarter lead. Lancaster’s five-yard touchdown run early in the second and a 46-yard J.J. McCoy catch made it 35-4 before North Texas was able to go on a run scoring 20 unanswered points. Giovanni Vizza threw two fourth quarter touchdown passes for the Mean Green.
Player of the game: UL Monroe QB Kinsmon Lancaster completed 12-of-21 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown, and he ran 10 time for 95 yards and two touchdowns
Stat Leaders: North Texas - Passing: Giovanni Vizza, 37-61, 362 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: Cam Montgomery, 23-92. Receiving: Brock Strickler, 10-129
UL Monroe - Passing: Kinsmon Lancaster, 12-21, 171 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: Frank Goodin, 18-96. Receiving: Luther Ambrose, 2-70, 1 TD

Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ...
ULM was able to come up with big play after big play to put North Texas away early, but it took its foot off the gas and allowed the Mean Green to put some points on the board late. While this was a much-needed blowout win, there was a big problem: penalties. 14 for 140 yards isn’t acceptable. This isn’t the type of win that’ll turn around the season, but considering how the team has struggled so far, there won’t be too many complaints.

Oct. 11
Arkansas State 37 … UL Monroe 29
Josh Aruco hit three field goals and Marcus Brown returned a fumble 71 yards for a touchdown as ASU was seemingly in command up 37-14 midway thorough the fourth quarter. But ULM made it interesting as Frank Goodin took a pass 25 yards for a score and Zeek Zacharie caught a one-yard touchdown pass to allow the Warhawks to pull within eight. There was one more key chance for ULM, but a late drive stalled. ASU got up with a 63-yard Jahbari McLennan run in the first quarter, while ULM stayed alive in the second quarter with a kickoff return for a score from Luther Ambrose.
Player of the game: Arkansas State DE Alex Carrington made eight tackles, two sacks, and three tackles for loss with a forced fumble
Stat Leaders: UL Monroe - Passing: Kinsmon Lancaster, 22-41, 303 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Frank Goodin, 10-33 & Kinsmon Lancaster, 14-33. Receiving: Darrell McNeal, 8-149, 1 TD
Arkansas State - Passing: Corey Leonard, 7-16, 129 yds
Rushing: Derek Lawson, 15-104, 1 TD. Receiving: Brandon Thompkins, 3-88
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... It’s not like Arkansas State completely took its foot off the gas against UL Monroe, but the fourth quarter got way too close for comfort. The Red Wolves were so good for the first 46 minutes that they should’ve been able to coast. Having a weapon like PK Josh Arauco is nice, but the offense needs to make sure it gets touchdowns not field goals, or there might be more close shaves.
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... ULM took too long to get rolling against Arkansas State, but it made things interesting with a big passing day from Kinsmon Lancaster. The running game isn’t working well enough to rely, so for the time being it needs to be Lancaster and more Lancaster to try to bust out of a three-game losing streak. Fortunately, North Texas is up next to kick off a three-game home stretch.

Oct. 4
UL Lafayette 44 … UL Monroe 35
UL Lafayette ran for 556 yards and cranked out 728 yards of total offense, with Tyrell Fenroy running for a school-record 297 yards with scoring dashes from 89, 52 and 80 yards out. UL Monroe managed to keep pace with two Frank Goodin touchdown runs and a 55-yard interception return for a score from Greg James, but the defense couldn’t handle ULL’s big plays. Jason Chery scored on a 74-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter after tearing off an 87-yard scoring run less than three minutes earlier, and Michael Desormeaux ran for a 64-yard score. In all, ULL six touchdown plays from 52 yards or more.
Player of the game: UL Lafayette RB Tyrell Fenroy ran 20 times for 297 yards and three touchdowns
Stat Leaders: UL Monroe - Passing: Kinsmon Lancaster, 10-19, 115 yds
Rushing:
Trey Revell, 6-92. Receiving: Darrell McNeal, 3-25
UL Lafayette
- Passing: Michael Desormeaux, 15-23, 172 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing:
Tyrell Fenroy, 20-297 yds, 3 TD. Receiving: Jason Chery, 6-96, 1 TD

Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... Uhhhhhh, the defense? UL Lafayette hit on big play after big play, but it came up with the scores so quickly that ULM had time to mount an answer time and again to stay alive. The offense didn’t have nearly the same pop ULL’s had, it wasn’t even close, and now there’s a big problem with Arkansas State and its great all-around attack up next. ULM needs a win soon. It has yet to beat an FBS team with the one win coming over Alabama A&M.

Sept. 20
Tulane 24 … UL Monroe 10
Andre Anderson ran for 157 yards and a nine-yard touchdown and Albert Williams added a 37-yard touchdown dash as Tulane jumped out to a 17-0 lead and was never threatened. The defense stuffed the ULM running game allowing just 64 yards and just nine first downs. The Warhawks didn’t get into the end zone until late in the fourth quarter on a four-yard Darrell McNeal run.
Player of the game:
Tulane RB Andre Anderson ran 38 times for 157 yards and a touchdown, and caught two passes for 20 yards
Stat Leaders: Tulane
- Passing: Kevin Moore, 19-32, 272 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Andre Anderson, 38-157 yds, 1 TD. Receiving: Jeremy Williams, 6-49, 1 TD
UL Monroe
- Passing: Kinsmon Lancaster, 13-18, 118 yds, 1 INT
Rushing: Frank Goodin, 14-87. Receiving: Darrell McNeal, 4-40
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... Tulane has a better defense than you might think, so there’s no reason to get too upset about doing absolutely nothing in the loss, but it still would’ve been nice if the running game could’ve established something to keep the chains moving. Kinsmon Lancaster failed to get anything going deep, even though he completed 13-of-18 passes, while the defense struggled to stop anything the Green Wave wanted to do. This was an ugly loss, and if the team clunks again next week at home against UL Lafayette, then it’ll truly be time to worry. With four home games in the next five, this is when ULM has to get rolling.

Sept. 13
UL Monroe 37 … Alabama A&M 15
ULM got two touchdown catches from Darrel McNeal and a 22-yard Kinsmon Lancaster touchdown run in the relatively easy win. Alabama A&M stayed alive in the first half on two Jeremy Licea field goals and a three-yard Ulysses Banks run, but ULM pulled away with a 25-yard McNeal touchdown catch and a 21-yard Frank Goodin run. The two teams traded safeties in the fourth.
Player of the game:
ULM QB Kinsmon Lancaster completed 14-of-28 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for 81 yards and a touchdown on nine carries.
Stat Leaders: Alabama A&M
- Passing: Kevin Atkins, 17-30, 266 yds
Rushing: Ulysses Banks, 15-34, 1 TD. Receiving: Thomas Harris, 5-120
UL Monroe - Passing: Kinsmon Lancaster, 14-24, 198 yds, 3 TD
Rushing: Frank Goodin, 17-114, 1 TD. Receiving: Darrell McNeal, 8-131, 2 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... ULM took a little while to put Alabama A&M away, and it wasn’t sharp overall, especially on third downs, but there was never much of a threat after the first half. The Warhawks did a good job of putting the game away in the third quarter with a running game that finished with 244 yards, while the run defense was terrific holding the A&M attack to just 67 yards with three forced fumbles.

Sept. 6
Arkansas 28 … UL Monroe 27
Arkansas survived as UL Monroe’s Jeremy Gener missed a 45-yard field goal after the Hogs took the lead for good on an eight-yard D.J. Williams touchdown catch in the final minutes. The Warhawks had a 24-6 first half lead on two Kinsmon Lancaster touchdown passes to Anthony McCall and a one-yard Gary Frazier score, and then the Hogs rallied. Williams caught an eight-yard touchdown pass at the end of the third quarter and Michael Smith added a four-yard touchdown run in the fourth, his second score of the day, to close on a 22-3 scoring run. Arkansas outgained ULM 506 yards to 341.
Player of the game:  Arkansas RB Michael Smith ran 22 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns, and caught four passes for 23 yards
Stat Leaders: Arkansas - Passing: Casey Dick, 22-34, 323 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: Michael Smith, 22-157, 2 TD Receiving: D.J. Williams, 5-124, 2 TD
UL Monroe - Passing: Kinsmon Lancaster, 23-39, 270 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: Rodney Lovett, 17-66. Receiving: Anthony McCall, 6-125, 2 TD

Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... It shows how far the Sun Belt has come, and how good ULM can be, that it can hang with SEC teams like it did against Arkansas. The Warhawks should’ve come up with the win, and not because there was a chance at a long field goal to pull off the W. The defense struggled and the offense died for stretches after the hot start, but this was still a solid performance, even if the loss was a major disappointment.

Aug. 30
Auburn 34 ... UL Monroe 0
Auburn's new offense tore off 321 rushing yards with a three-yard Brad Lester touchdown run and a three-yard scoring catch from Chris Slaughter. The defense and the special teams also helped set the tone with a nine-yard Michael Goggans fumble return for a touchdown to start the scoring, and a 66-yard Robert Dunn punt return for a touchdown giving the Tigers a 14-0 first quarter lead. ULM's offense was held to 220 yards.
Player of the game: Auburn RB Ben Tate ran 13 times for 115 yards
Stat Leaders: UL Monroe - Passing: Kinsmon Lancaster, 20-38, 136 yds
Rushing: Frank Goodin, 15-39. Receiving: Zeek Zacharie, 8-61
Auburn - Passing: Chris Todd, 9-18, 70 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Ben Tate, 13-115. Receiving:
Rodgeriqus Smith, 5-57
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ...
The loss to Auburn might be a big disappointment considering what happened against Alabama last year, but it wasn't a shock. The big problem was that the offense never got anything going. The Warhawks were never in the game, and while the Tigers had a lot to do with that, ULM is experienced enough to have gotten a few decent drives going. Arkansas struggled mightily week one; that might be a better chance for an upset. However, QB Kinsmon Lancaster has to be better in all areas.



2008 Recruiting Class

Star of the Class

Luther Ambrose RB 5-9 165   St. James, La. / St. James HS
Rushed for 1,360 yards and 20 touchdowns despite missing several games his senior year...named All-State in 2A...finished his career with 3,654 yards and 48 touchdowns...averaged 10.5 yards per carry during his career...caught 19 passes for 309 yards and three touchdowns as a senior...his junior and senior years he totaled 1,043 yards on punt and kickoff returns with six touchdowns...electronically timed at 4.29 in the 40-yard dash...reigning Louisiana Class 2A 100-meter dash state champion defeating USC running back Joe McKnight with a time of 10.59

Potential Instant Impact Players

Ryan Dercher OT 6-6 295 El Dorado, Kan. / Butler County CC
Butler CC: Helped lead the Grizzlies to a share of the NCJAA Championship as a sophomore...was named Second Team All-Conference his sophomore year...helped pave the way for the Grizzlies to average 202.2 yards rushing per game and 36.1 points per game...was key part of an offensive line that allowed just 17 sacks all year...helped Beau Johnson rush for 1,769 yards on the season (third most in the nation)...also received interest from New Mexico, Baylor, Marshall and Memphis. Prep: Honorable Mention All-State his junior year at Pleasant Ridge High School...three-time All-League performer for the Rams...helped guide team to the 2004 DVL Championship

Troy Giddens  DB 6-0 210 Hammond, La. / Copiah-Lincoln CC
Copiah-Lincoln: Recorded 75 tackles (42 solo), five pass breakups and three interceptions in just nine games...also forced two fumbles...chose the Warhawks after receiving offers from Arkansas and Marshall. Prep: Named to the Tigerbait.com Louisiana Top 20, the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen, the Mobile Register Super Southeast 120, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune Top 16 Blue-Chip list following the 2005 season...finished his senior season with 150 tackles, including 87 solos, and nine sacks en route to earning First Team 5A All-State honors...had 171 tackles with 83 solos and four sacks as a junior...a three-time All-District selection..electronically timed at 4.32 in the 40-yard dash..originally signed with LSU after receiving offers from Texas A&M, UCLA, Ole Miss and Nebraska


Rest of the Class

Michael Autwell                    DE              6-3          230         Midlothian, Texas / Midlothian HS

Adam Bertrand                    OL              6-4          320         Baton Rouge, La. / Catholic HS

Giorgio Bryant                      DB              6-1          175         Bossier City, La. / Bossier HS
Johnelle Derouselle             WR             6-1          165         Breaux Bridge, La. / Breaux Bridge HS

Carl Elie                               RB              5-9          195         Immokalee, Fla. / Immokalee HS

Alex Ford                             DT              6-1          310         Poplarville, Miss. / Pearl River CC
DaCorris Ford                      LB              6-2          215         Longview, Texas / Longview HS
Jonathan Gill                        OL              6-3          280         South Grand Prairie, Texas / S. Grand Prairie HS

Julian Griffin                        WR             6-2          190         Gladewater, Texas / Gladewater HS

Daniel Hanson                     OL              6-2          285         Loan Oak, Texas / Loan Oak HS

Keating Helms                     C                6-2          300         Gulfport, Miss. / Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
Keavon Milton                      TE              6-4          230         Canton, Texas / Canton HS

Jonathan Morvant                QB             6-1          200         Lafayette, La. / Acadiana HS

Casey Nascisse                   DT              5-10        275         St. James, La. / St. James HS
Thomas Robinson                DT              6-0          285         Hattiesburg, Miss. / Pearl River CC

Otis Stamps                         CB              5-10        175         Vicksburg, Miss. / Hinds CC
Cody Wells                           QB             5-11        180         Hoover, Ala. / Spain Park HS
Aaron Williams                     DT              6-0          300         Ridgeland, Miss. / Pearl River CC

2008 Recap

Recap:
Overshadowed by Florida Atlantic’s success, the Warhawks were one of this year’s Sun Belt surprises, winning six of their last eight games to finish at .500 for the first time since moving to the FBS in 1994.  After taking its lumps in September, UL-Monroe regrouped behind the running of all-time leading rusher Calvin Dawson and a defense that stiffened late in the season.  On Nov. 17, the Warhawks delivered the kind of signature win that head coach Charlie Weatherbie has been after, a 21-14 upset of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Offensive Player of the Year:
RB Calvin Dawson

Defensive Player of the Year: S Greg James

Biggest Surprise: More than a three-touchdown underdog when it traveled to Alabama in November, UL-Monroe scripted the upset of the season in the Sun Belt Conference.  Although it bent all afternoon, the Warhawk defense never broke, shutting out the Tide in the second half for one of the biggest wins in school history.  

Biggest Disappointment: As respectable as the Warhawks’ season was, it could have been even better.  Despite thoroughly outplaying Middle Tennessee State and amassing 624 yards of balanced offense, UL-Monroe bowed, 43-40, on an 89-yard kick return for a touchdown in the last minute.  The loss ended a two-game winning streak, and prevented the program from closing the season on a six-game tear.     

Looking Ahead: The first order of business in Monroe will be to find a replacement for Dawson, no small task.  Frank Goodin will get first dibs after rushing for 596 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman reserve.  In the meantime, QB Kinsmon Lancaster’s role should increase now that he’s proven to be a decent passer that just happens to have good feet outside the pocket.

  

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