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First Glance: ULM Warhawks

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The Warhawks soar into College Station.

NCAA Football: UL Monroe at Southern Mississippi Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

What You Need to Know:

  • ULM is 2-0 on the season after pulling out wins over South Eastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi by a combined 4 points.
  • Texas A&M’s offense is currently 3rd in YPG averaging 629.5 yards per game. ULM’s defense is ranked 102nd, giving up 436.5 YPG.
  • ULM’s offense is currently 47th in YPG averaging 454 YPG. Texas A&M’s defense is tied for 50th in total defense giving up 332 ypg.
  • ULM plays in the Sun Belt Conference.

Betting Lines:

  • Texas A&M opened as a -27.5 point favorite. The line has moved down to -26. Make your pick in the comments.
  • Texas A&M is 2-0 ATS on the season; while ULM is 1-1 ATS.

Historical Notes:

  • Texas A&M is 3-0 all time against ULM. The last meeting in 2014 was much closer than anticipated. The Aggies gave freshman Kyle Allen his first start and proceeded to struggle to beat the Warhawks 21-16.
  • ULM was established in 1931 and is obviously located in Monroe, Louisiana.
  • ULM has had many names, but settled on University of Louisiana at Monroe in 1999.
  • ULM changed to the Warhawk name in 2006 after ditching the original Indian name. The Warhawk “has a local historical connections to the P-40 Warhawk Airplane, flown by Northeast Louisiania’s General Claire Chennault and the Flying Tigers during WWII.” The Mascot is known as Ace the Warhawk, a fierce looking Hawk.
  • Unfortunately, ULM does not have a live hawk mascot, nor does fly overs with P-40s.
  • Famous Warhawks include Tim Brando, Willie Robertson, Doug Pederson, and Tim McGraw.

Warhawks to Watch:

Caleb Evans, QB

Caleb is a Junior from Mansfield, TX. He has thrown for 541 yards, 2 TDs and 2 interceptions on the season. He is also second in rushing yards with 101 rushing yards and 1 TD on 21 carries.

Cortez Sisco Jr, LB

Cortez is a Junior from Southaven, MS. He sealed the victory for the Warhawks over Southern Miss with a late game interception. Cortez also had 8 total tackles (4 solo) and 1 tackle for loss last game.

Marcus Green, WR

Marcus is a Senior from Pontotoc, MS and was selected to the Sun Belt preseason All-Conference 1st Team. He currently leads all ULM receivers with 195 yards and 4 TDs on 11 receptions.

Media Blitz:

  • Venue: Kyle Field, College Station, Texas
  • Game Time: 6:30 pm CT
  • Channel: SEC Network

Newsreel:

  • Texas A&M has an active streak of 29 games of scoring 14 points or more. This is apparently the longest such streak in the SEC per 12thMan.com.

Weather:

  • The current forecast for Saturday call for a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with highs reaching 92 and a low around 74.
  • Hurricane Florence is set to hit the Carolinas on Friday. Please be safe if you are in the path of the storm.