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Warhawks lose fight after loss

Josh Dean

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With heavy hearts, the Warhawks took the field against Georgia Southern and ended up with a 51-31 loss.

After battling within a one touchdown difference, Georgia Southern’s offensive firepower proved too great an obstacle to overcome.

Turnovers and penalties further foiled the Warhawks efforts of coming away with a homecoming win under difficult circumstances.

Coach Berry Smith expressed the grief he and his team were feeling because of the sudden death of backup quarterback Daniel Fitzwater on Saturday.

Daniel Fitzwater, 20

Daniel Fitzwater, 20

“Probably one of the more difficult days I have had in coaching. Obviously there was no time to grieve – it was just shock,” Smth said.

The first possession for ULM ended in a blocked punt which was returned for a touchdown by Georgia Southern.

The second possession for the Warhawks ended in an interception off a third down pass.

The Warhawks made a stand and held the Eagles to a field goal.

The offensive woes continued for ULM and the ball was turned over on downs their next drive.

Georgia Southern would capitalize and rush it in for their second touchdown of the game.

After falling down 17-0 early, the Warhawks finally got on the board with a field goal.

The Eagles responded with two touchdowns their next two drives to stretch the score to 31-3.

With seconds left in the first half, ULM finally found the end zone. The touchdown came on a two yard pass from Garrett Smith to Harley Scioneaux.

ULM struck again after a missed field goal.

Smith found Jared Mapp for a 12-yard touchdown reception.
The third quarter ended with a defensive stand by ULM after Smith’s second interception of the night.

Eagles quarterback Kevin Ellison is intercepted on Georgia Southern’s next drive by Junior Williams for his first career pick six.

Despite another Smith touchdown pass to D’Marius Gillespie the Eagles prevailed to take the 51-31 win.

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