NCAA Game Summary - North Texas at ULM
(Saturday, November 17)
Final Score: ULM 42, North Texas 16
Monroe, Louisiana (Sports Network) - Kolton Browning returned to action
and accounted for four touchdowns as the ULM Warhawks made history with their
42-16 Sun Belt Conference win over the North Texas Mean Green at Malone
With the win, ULM (7-4, 5-2 Sun Belt) has assured itself its first-ever
winning season as a member of the FBS. Browning, who missed last week's loss
to Arkansas State with an injury, completed 25-of-34 passes for 324 yards,
three touchdowns, and one interception and ran for another score. Je'Ron Hamm
caught seven passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns, and Brent Leonard (eight
receptions, 93 yards, TD) also had a big day receiving.
For North Texas (4-7,3-4), Derek Thompson completed 27-of-43 passes for 322
yards and two touchdowns, but he also threw two interceptions. Brandin Byrd
had 77 yards rushing, and Carlos Harris made eight receptions for 118 yards.
ULM scored the only points of the first quarter when Browning rushed in a one-
yard touchdown midway through the frame.
After Zach Olen kicked a 29-yard field goal for North Texas midway through the
second quarter, the Warhawks extended their lead to 14-3 just before halftime
when Browning connected with Leonard on a seven-yard touchdown.
ULM added to its lead after intermission when Mitchell Bailey rushed in a
seven-yard score at the 8:28 mark of the third quarter, but North Texas kept
within striking distance when Thompson hooked up with Andrew Power for a four-
yard touchdown less than four minutes later to make its deficit just 11,
The Warhawks put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter when Browning
connected with Hamm for a couple of scores, one for 24 yards and the other a
61-yarder. Thompson added a 15-yard touchdown pass to Darnell Smith late in
the fourth quarter, but ULM put an exclamation point on the win with a
DeVontae McNeal 54-yard touchdown run.
ULM converted 9-of-14 third down attempts on the afternoon and scored
touchdowns on all three of its red zone drives.
11/17 20:13:14 ET
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