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|ULL holds off ULM, 23-22|
UL-Lafayette blocked ULM's game-tying extra point attempt with just under five minutes to play in the game and defeated the Warhawks 23-22 in the season finale for both schools at Malone Stadium Saturday afternoon.
ULM quarterback Kolton Browning scored what would have been the game-tying touchdown on a 10-yard run, but Cooper Gerami was able to push past the Warhawk line and block the extra point.
The Ragin' Cajuns took the ensuing possession down to the Warhawk 3-yard line, but Alex Ibe intercepted Chris Masson's pass on the 1-foot line. However, four incomplete passes by the Warhawks turned the ball back over to ULL who was able to kneel out the clock.
ULL (3-9, 3-5 Sun Belt) scored 13 points in the third quarter as they controlled the ball for nearly 13 minutes. Brett Baer hit field goals of 31 and 32 yards and Masson threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Ladarius Green to give the Ragin' Cajuns a 23-13 lead -- Green finished with a game-high 120 yards on six catches.
Browning led the Warhawks on a 15-play drive that was capped off by a Radi Jabour 28-yard field goal with just over nine minutes to play in the game to close the gap to seven, 23-16. After forcing a three-and-out, the Warhawks went 84 yards in just eight plays capped by Browning's 10-yard run.
The ULM signal caller finished the game 17-of-37 for 164 yards and a touchdown pass in addition to running for six yards on 10 carries. Browning finishes the season second on the ULM single-season total offense list with 2,937 yards; just 29 yards shy of the record. The redshirt freshman also finishes the season ranked second on the single-season completions list (234), fourth on the single-season touchdown passes list (18) and seventh on the single-season passing yardage list (2,502).
The Warhawks marched down the field with ease on their first possession of the game using just seven plays and three minutes capped by a Browning 1-yard touchdown pass to Keavon Milton. Jabour extended the ULM (5-7, 4-4) lead out to 10-0 with a 34-yard field goal five minutes later.
After Baer and Jabour traded 25 and 40 yard field goals, respectively, Masson threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Spikes midway through the second quarter to pull ULL within three, 13-10, going into the half. Masson finished the game 21-of-43 for 330 yards and two touchdowns.
ULM senior running back Frank Goodin rushed for a game-high 94 yards on 17 carries, while Luther Ambrose moved into fourth place on the ULM single-season receptions list with 65 after catching four passes for 29 yards on Saturday.
ULM -- Milton 1-yard pass from Browning (Jabour kick), 12:00, 1st 7-0
ULM -- Jabour 34-yard field goal, 6:50, 1st 10-0
ULL -- Baer 25-yard field goal, 2:07, 1st 10-3
ULM -- Jabour 40-yard field goal, 14:55, 2nd 13-3
ULL -- Spikes 73-yard pass from Masson (Baer kick), 8:15, 2nd 13-10
ULL -- Baer 31-yard field goal, 12:16, 3rd 13-13
ULL -- Baer 32-yard field goal, 8:55, 3rd 13-16
ULL -- Green 5-yard pass from Masson (Baer kick), 0:35, 3rd 13-23
ULM -- Jabour 28-yard field goal, 9:33, 4th 16-23
ULM -- Browning 10-yard run (Jabour kick blocked), 4:55, 4th 22-23
ULM vs. UL-Lafayette Game Notes
ULM team captains; Kolton Browning, Ken Dorsey, Rodney Lovett, Jyruss Edwards
ULM lost the toss; ULM kicked off and defended the North end zone to open the game
Linebacker Theo Smith and offensive lineman Jonathan Gill extended their team-leading (non-special teams) consecutive games started streak to 24 games -- place kicker Radi Jabour started his 33rd consecutive game
Cornerback Vincent Eddie made his first career start; he became the fourth true freshman to start a game for ULM and the 22nd player to earn his first career start this season
The Warhawks have forced a turnover in 21 of 24 games under defensive coordinator Troy Reffett
The Warhawks have forced 42 turnovers in 24 games under defensive coordinator Troy Reffett
Keavon Milton's touchdown reception in the first quarter was the third of his career; today's game was his first at tight end this season after he played defensive end in the first 11 games
Radi Jabour moved into third place on the ULM career kick scoring list with 166 points; he also moved into sixth place on the overall ULM career scoring list with 166
Quarterback Kolton Browning moved into second place on the ULM single-season total offense list with 2,937 yards
Kolton Browning moved into second place on the ULM single-season completions list with 234
Kolton Browning moved into fourth place on the ULM single-season pass attempts list with 378
Kolton Browning moved into seventh place on the ULM single-season passing yardage list with 2,502
Kolton Browning moved into fourth place on the ULM single-season touchdown passes list with 18
Wide receiver Luther Ambrose moved in fourth place on the ULM single-season receptions list with 65
Radi Jabour's three-made field goals ties his career high he set against UL-Lafayette in 2008
Head coach Todd Berry
On the performance today...
"This one is tough to swallow. You have to give Lafayette and coach Bustle a lot of credit. He was in a difficult situation today and I thought his team rose up for him. We didn't play quite as well as we would have liked, obviously. I mourn for the seniors. I told them that I have been in the locker room on both sides, one's where you mourn and one's where you celebrate."
"I think some significant events today were the fact that we had some penalties that hurt us. I'll get that corrected in the offseason. We had some turnovers that hurt us. I will get that corrected in the offseason. And we had some missed assignments. Some of those I will get corrected in the offseason, some I won't, depending on who they were with. You can't play like we played today and expect to win."
On the future...
"For our underclassmen, I think there are a lot of reasons to be excited about next year and like I just told them, I don't even want them to think about it. I think there is time to get excited about it later on. If they don't hurt right now and it doesn't sink in for them, then you're asking for another situation like this to happen to them in the future."
Senior running back Frank Goodin-
On having his best game of his senior season in his final game...
"I didn't really look at the numbers or think about it, but the win would have been much better. It would have made us bowl-eligible and potentially in a bowl game so the numbers are great, but the loss is what everybody will remember."
On not being able to become bowl eligible...
"I think in previous year we haven't finished, but that isn't something I can 't say about this year's team. I think the future is bright for ULM and I will follow them for the rest of my life."
Senior linebacker Theo Smith-
On the team trying to become bowl eligible...
"We've been in this situation a few times since I have been here and it hurts. You try to give it all you have to win and sometimes you just can't come up with the victory."
On his leadership in the third quarter...
"We were just trying to get the young guys to keep fighting and try to control what we can control. We can only control what is happening when we are on the field."
Freshman quarterback Kolton Browning-
On what he needs to do in the offseason to improve...
"I just need to cut down on those mistakes. We had turnovers tonight, but as for myself I need to get in the film room, study some of the things I did wrong and take care of the ball a little better."
On if he thought the offense could score on the last possession...
"With our offense, I did think we had a shot. We are an explosive offense and we had been moving the ball quite a bit. We had a cold period there in the third quarter. W only had one possession, but we needed to sustain the ball while we were out there. For the most part, I thought our offense was explosive enough to at least get the ball down there and get into field goal range."
Head coach Rickey Bustle
General comments... "It was a great game tonight. The kids played their hearts out again and finally we found a way to win."
ON the choice to go with the onside kick... "It's something we've been practicing and we got away with it. It's one of those calls that work out either good or bad."
On dealing with injuries and it being one of the more difficult seasons overall... "Oh there's no question. It's been tough and it's great to see these young guys that are playing. We're playing so many underclassmen right now and you couldn't give them that kind of experience in spring ball and fall practice."
On the team's willingness to fight... "I've always said this team had great character. And the coaches have great character. The kids won't quit. They're the type of kids we've recruited to represent this university."
On QB Chris Masson's performance... "I thought he played extremely well. Started off a little bit rough, but he led this football team when he had to. I thought he made some great throws."
On going down early and fighting back during that 20-odd point stretch... "Well I think we executed better. We threw the ball better. We had some guys make some plays. It was just executing everything better."
#38 free safety Cooper Gerami
On the block... "Our coach always says on the extra points you can never expect to not get the block. There's always somebody that gets through clean. This time I ran through and nobody touched me and I was able to get a hand on the ball. A hand got on me but I was able to move sideways and get through. It (the ball) hit me directly on my left hand. I usually don't get through and when I did I was amazed. I didn't really believe it for a second and I had to turn around and make certain it didn't go in."
#45 defensive end Emeka Onyenekwu
On the game in general... "We came out here with a fire. We needed to do it for the fans. This is the last time this group will be together. We just felt strong that we needed to go out with a bang and set a tone for next season that we're going to come out and we're never going to stop fighting."
ULM had a good passing attack and it never got going; On what was done defensively to confuse them... "The coaches stressed all week the passing attack. Never just wait there and let them hit you, so we came at them first. We tried to hit them in the mouth so they wouldn't be able to get going first. Especially the running back (Luther Ambrose), you have to hit him before he gets started."
#7 quarterback Chris Masson
Satisfaction with this game... "We knew that's what we had to play for right now, was to mess someone's season up. We've had it done to us in the past, so we're just glad we got this win. It's always tough going on the road, let alone over here against a state rival, but we pulled it off and we stuck together and we fought the whole entire game. We never gave up."
On finding his rhythm... "I was a little rusty at first and then I kind of started calming down a bit. My offensive line did a great job blocking. I barely got touched this game. They fought their butts off, and hats off to them because without them we wouldn't have been able to do the stuff that we were able to do because they (ULM) play so much man-to-man coverage and they blitz so much. They did a great job recognizing everything and we did a great job executing a game plan.
Personal feelings on the win... "It's huge for us. It's almost like we've forgotten what it feels like to win. We've been through this slump this whole entire season, and we stuck with each other and we fought with each other and I'm proud of my guys for doing that. We did that even in the games that we lost. We stuck with each other and we fought, and that's the type of character of this team."
(Report courtesy ulmwarhawks.com)