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Aggies break Warhawks’ winning streak

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Taking on Texas A&M was a solid outing for ULM, but in the end, they couldn’t seem to hold the Aggies offense as they put up 530 total yards to put the Warhawks away 10-48 .

Things looked promising for ULM at kickoff. Derrick Gore got the ball moving for ULM. A great run for the Warhawks on the first drive would push them into Aggie territory, but the Warhawks couldn’t capitalize as Caleb Evans got sacked on 3rd and 10 to end the drive.

The Aggies wasted no time, however. On their opening of the game drive, they marched 84 yards down the field on nine plays to put themselves up on the board first.

The Warhawks seemed to be holding their own early on though. Junior linebacker Cortez Sisco Jr. had a huge sack to force the Aggies first punt of the game. With the ball back in Warhawks possession, they managed to put together a 67-yard drive that ended in a field goal by kicker Craig Ford to put the Warhawks on the board for the first time.

It was an overall good first quarter for the Warhawks. Holding the Aggies to a single touch down while only allowing 16 passing yards, the defense looked great.

Entering the second though, A&M repeated their trend of scoring early on. A two-yard rushing touchdown for the Aggies put them on top by two possessions, 14-3.

A huge 44-yard pass to Marcus Green late in the second quarter kicked off a drive that would lead the Warhawks all the down to the Aggies 9-yard line. The Warhawks couldn’t capitalize however, taking a devastating blow on a blocked field goal attempt that was returned for a 78-yard touchdown, ULM’s chances seemed to be fading.

Despite the hit, The Warhawks were determined to score before the half. A rushed drive with time expiring in the second, freshman Zach Jackson’s 43-yard reception put the Warhawks right back into scoring position. Shortly after, a two-yard laser to junior wide receiver RJ Turner gave the Warhawks their first touchdown of the game as the first half drew to an end.

Entering the locker rooms, the Warhawks had a 14-point mountain to climb.

The third quarter got started like the previous two- another A&M touchdown. The Warhawks were never able to catch a break as A&M would go on to put up another field goal in the third as well.

Looking at a 24-point deficit entering the fourth and final quarter of play, chances looked slim for the Warhawks, 10-34.

The Aggies continued to put points on the board as the pounding carried into the fourth. A 20-yard touchdown pass from A&M halfway through the fourth quarter really seemed to put the nail in the coffin. Making the score 10-41. With eight minutes remaining, the Warhawks didn’t have enough time to mount a comeback.

An interception by A&M took the ball back from the Warhawks with four minutes remaining. They turned the turnover into seven more points to absolutely run away with the game.

The Warhawks will look to bounce back from the tough loss as they travel back home to take on conference rival Troy in Malone Stadium. The game is ULM’s first conference game of the season and will kick off at 6 p.m on Saturday, Sept. 22.

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Aggies break Warhawks’ winning streak