The step down in competition was a welcomed win after the Warhawks lost 59-20 Week 1 at Texas. ULM dominated the game from the outset, had two 100-yard rushers (Frank Goodin and Isaiah Newsome) and easily routed the FCS school.
"I think it's important to win the games we're supposed to win," ULM coach Charlie Weatherbie said following the game. "It was important to win this football game. We won it in a way we needed to win it. I'm excited about our defense holding them to a zero."
ULM is breaking in a new starting quarterback, junior Trey Revell, who set a school record by completing 12 straight passes. His maturation under center is going to be a key to the Warhawks success, and he'll get a much stiffer test this week at Arizona State.
However, having already played at Texas, it won't be such an intimidating situation.
Texas 59, ULM 20-Texas jumped out to a 38-10 lead and was never threatened in the season opener. Three turnovers didn't help the Warhawks' cause, but the defense's three turnovers of their own helped ULM's cause. Kicker Radi Jabour connected on all four attempts, two PATs and two field goal.
ULM 58, Texas Southern 0-ULM scored 21 points in the first and second quarters and easily evened its record with an easy victory over Texas Southern. Junior QB Trey Revell set a school record with 12 consecutive completions against Texas Southern. His 17-of-19 passing broke Doug Pederson's completion percentage record set in 1990.
-The Warhawks' 58-0 victory over FCS foe Texas Southern was the second largest in school history.
-ULM had two 100-yard rushers for the first time since 2007 against Texas Southern. Junior Frank Goodin, the starting tailback, had 105 yards, and true freshman Isaiah Newsome had 168.
-Newsome's 168 yards rushing was the 9th best performance in the NCAA for week 2.
GAME BALL GOES TO:
RB Frank Goodin-The junior had 105 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns in a 58-0 victory over Texas Southern.
KEEP AN EYE ON:
RB Isaiah Newsome-The true freshman had 158 yards rushing against Texas Southern.
STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
ULM forced three fumbles in the first half and converted two into touchdowns.
The Warhawks held Texas Southern to just six total yards rushing.
Senior WR Darrell McNeal, who had a tough season opener at Texas, had six receptions for 99 yards and a touchdown against Texas Southern.
STILL NEEDS WORK:
Despite its domination of Texas Southern, ULM was penalized nine times for 95 yards.
QB Trey Revell-The junior and first-year starter had a great game against Texas Southern, but he'll need to continue to improve this week when the Warhawks play at Arizona State.
? RB Frank Goodin scored three touchdowns against Texas Southern-the most since coach Charlie Weatherbie became the coach in 2003.
? Senior S Greg James has started 34 straight games.
? DB Troy Giddens is out with a foot injury