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ARKANSAS STATE: The Red Wolves managed to win their second straight contest
with an dominating 42-14 road victory over ULM. Pacing the winning effort was
Michael Gordon, who tallied 131 total yards (72 rushing, 59 receiving) while
scoring a career-high four touchdowns. Adam Kennedy also had a strong game. He
completed 16-of-23 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown, and the signal caller
was also the team's leading rusher with 102 yards and two scores. At receiver,
both Julian Jones (four receptions, 79 yards) and J.D. McKissic (seven
receptions, 75 yards) acted as quality targets for Kennedy in the passing
game. The defense held ULM to just 328 total yards, with Qushaun Lee leading
the way with seven tackles. Arkansas State (5-4, 3-1 Sun Belt) returns home
this Saturday to take on Texas State.
GEORGIA STATE: The Panthers (0-9, 0-4 Sun Belt) had an off week to try and
recuperate from a nine-game losing streak to start the season. They'll return
to action this Saturday at home versus first-place Louisiana.
LOUISIANA: The Ragin' Cajuns continued their reign atop the Sun Belt
Conference last Thursday night with a 41-36 triumph at home over Troy for
their seventh straight victory. Terrance Broadway had a relatively quiet day
passing, completing 8-of-13 attempts for 185 yards with an interception, but
he also tossed a pair of touchdown passes. Broadway was a difference-maker
with his legs as well, rushing for 63 yards and two more scores. While Alonzo
Harries (21 carries, 64 yards) had trouble getting on track in the run game,
Elijah McGuire showed much more explosion with 82 yards and a touchdown on
just seven totes, and he was also on the receiving end of a 60-yard scoring
strike from Broadway. Justin Anderson paced the defensive effort with 10
tackles. Louisiana (7-2, 4-0 Sun Belt) hits the road this Saturday to take on
winless Georgia State.
TEXAS STATE: The Bobcats (6-3, 2-2 Sun Belt) enjoyed a bye week after becoming
bowl eligible following three straight victories. They will sojourn in
Jonesboro this weekend as they take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves.
SOUTH ALABAMA: The Jaguars (3-5, 1-3 Sun Belt) were idle over the weekend,
using the time off to recover from back-to-back losses. They have a non-
conference road test on tap for this Saturday at Navy.
TROY: The Trojans lost their second straight game last Thursday night, falling
on the wrong side of a 41-36 shootout at first-place Louisiana. Corey
Robinson, who has completed better than 67 percent of his passes this season,
was just 25-of-44 for 271 yards and a touchdown. Jordan Chunn scored a rushing
touchdown, but he tallied only 42 yards on 17 carries. Meanwhile, Brandon
Burks racked up 126 yards on two fewer carries than Chunn. Eric Thomas hauled
in five balls for 93 yards and a touchdown, giving him at least one TD in
eight of 10 games this season. Despite outgaining Louisiana, 469-378, the
Trojans offense stalled several times and had to settle for four field goal
attempts from Will Scott, who went 3-of-4. Troy (5-5, 3-3 Sun Belt) will step
out of conference this Saturday for a road test against Ole Miss.
ULM: The Warhawks fell flat in front of their home crowd over the weekend,
getting blown out by Arkansas State, 42-14. Kolton Browning had a lackluster
performance under center, completing just 17-of-37 passes for 191 yards with
two touchdowns and two interceptions, although he did rush for a team-high 55
yards. One of the few bright spots in the game was the play of Rashon Ceaser,
who caught five balls for a career-high 118 yards, and he was on the receiving
end of both of Browning's scoring strikes. ULM (5-5, 3-2 Sun Belt) allowed
Arkansas State to amass 494 total yards, while losing the time of possession
battle by more than 10 minutes. The loss came on the heels of a season-long
three-game win streak, and the team will try to get back on track on Nov. 23
when it plays South Alabama on the road.
WESTERN KENTUCKY: Down by four points in the final minute against Army, the
Hilltoppers' star running back Antonio Andrews plunged into the end zone from
two yards out to secure a 21-17 victory. On top of his game-winning score,
Andrews was impressive all afternoon with 117 rushing yards, and the nation's
second-leading rusher has now topped 99 yards in every game this season.
Brandon Doughty completed 16-of-24 passes for 199 yards with two touchdowns
and an interception. Both of Doughty's scoring strikes went to Willie McNeal,
which helped the team come back from an early 10-0 deficit. McNeal tallied six
receptions for 101 yards. Defensively, WKU (6-4) had little answer for Army's
rushing attack (280 yards), but Andrew Jackson shined at linebacker with 15
tackles. The Hilltoppers are now bowl eligible for the second straight year,
and will attempt to extend their winning streak to three when they play at
Texas State on Nov. 23.
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