Warhawks soar past Bobcats

The jam-packed Grove slowly drained on Saturday, Oct. 20 as students, alumni and fans alike gathered in the stands of Malone Stadium for ULM’s 68th homecoming game in program history. Facing the Texas St. Bobcats, The Warhawks were able to secure a big 20-14 victory.
A slow-paced game for both teams saw the Warhawks come out on top to win their second game in a row and their fourth on the season. ULM is now 4-4 overall going into their bye week before facing off against Georgia Southern.
The Warhawks played well overall but had big break out moments throughtout the game. One of these moments came when a drive late in the second quarter for ULM ended in a 27-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open sophomore receiver, Brandius Batiste.
The game was a good one for the Warhawks. However, they fell early on after a fumble in the first quarter. The turnover led to the first touchdown of the game for the Bobcats putting them up by one possession.
The Warhawks answered back immediately though with a touchdown of their own. A huge 60-yard rush from Marcus Green put ULM in the red zone, and it wasn’t long after that Austin Vaughn punched it in on a two-yard rush to tie the game up.
It was a good first quarter of football for the Warhawks. Putting up 110 total yards of offense while only allowing 57 yards from the Bobcats, ULM looked balanced on both ends of the ball.
A 42-yard field goal from Craig Ford gave the Warhawks their first lead of the game early in the second quarter.
The great defensive play by ULM never slowed down in the first half holding the Bobcats to a single touchdown.
Coming out of the locker room to start the second half, it was more of the same from ULM. Good defensive stops from the Warhawks held the Bobcats scoreless in the third quarter and led to forced punts from the Bobcats.
With a grasp on the lead, the Warhawks slowed the pace focusing on the win. A scoring drive came late in the third quarter for the Warhawks when Ford capped off a 13 play 61-yard drive with his second field goal of the night. The made field goal attempt put ULM ahead 20-7.
The Bobcats managed to squeeze out another touchdown late in the second half. The eight-play 46-yard drive didnt’t do much to the Warhawks as they kept it together to win the game, 20-14.
The Warhawks will take a week break before facing their next oponent, conference rivals Georiga Southern on Saturday, Nov. 3. ULM will look to keep their winning streak alive against the Eagles as the game is set to kick off at 2 p.m. in Malone Stadium.