NCAA Football

             === Browning leads ULM in upset of No. 8 Arkansas ===
 Little  Rock,  AR  (Sports  Network)  -  Louisiana-Monroe  quarterback  Kolton
 Browning scampered  for a 16-yard touchdown run  on 4th-and-1  in overtime  to
 give  the  Warhawks  the  upset victory  over No. 8 Arkansas,  34-31,  at  War
 Memorial Stadium.
 "He  did a great job," Arkansas coach John L. Smith said of Browning. "He made
 play, after play, after play. That includes one at the end to win. We couldn't
 tackle him, couldn't stop him. He played a great game."
 Browning  was sensational,  orchestrating offensive possessions that led to 21
 unanswered  points to  tie the game at  28 and send it to overtime. The junior
 quarterback  completed 42-of-67 passes,  throwing for three touchdowns and 412
 yards for the Warhawks (1-0).
 "I'm really excited for our football team," ULM coach Todd Berry gushed. "They
 put  in just a tremendous amount of work. There certainly were a lot of people
 that  doubted  us. This team had  a chance to grow  up and mature and they did
 that together."
 The Razorbacks (1-1) were decimated by injuries over the course of the game.
 Starting  quarterback  Tyler Wilson threw for  two touchdowns and 196 yards in
 the  early going,  but sustained  an injury  above his  shoulders late  in the
 second quarter and did not return.
 Starting cornerback Tevin Mitchel and starting full back Kody Walker were both
 carted off the field within plays of each other in the fourth quarter. Mitchel
 sustained  an injury above his shoulders as well, but was verbally responsive.
 Walker appeared to suffer a left leg injury.
 The  Razorbacks  squandered a  28-7 lead, as  backup quarterback Brandon Allen
 failed  to orchestrate cohesion offensively after throwing a touchdown pass on
 the  Razorbacks'  first drive of  the second half.  He finished 6-of-20 for 85
 yards and a touchdown with one interception.
 On the game's first possession, Wilson was intercepted by Vincent Eddie inside
 Louisiana-Monroe   territory.  Browning  led  the  Warhawks  down  the  field,
 connecting with Centarius Donald on 4-yard touchdown strike for a 7-0 lead.
 The  Razorbacks would fire back and score the next 28 points. Wilson hooked up
 with  Julian Horton  for a  20-yard touchdown  completion to  tie the  game at
 seven.  On their first possession of the second quarter, Wilson completed four
 straight  passes,  connecting with Chris  Gragg on  three of them. Three plays
 later,  Wilson threw  a  39-yard touchdown  strike to  Cobi  Hamilton to  give
 Arkansas the lead.
 With under five minutes to play in the half, Wilson launched a 61-yard bomb to
 Mekale  McKay  from the Arkansas 17-yard  line.  After back-to-back  defensive
 pass interference and offside calls, Knile Davis rushed for a 3-yard touchdown
 run to give the Razorbacks a 21-7 lead.
 The  Warhawks matriculated  the ball  down  the field  with just  under  2 1/2
 minutes  to play in the second, bringing the ball to the Arkansas 2-yard  line
 with 18 seconds  to go.  But the Warhawks  turned the ball over  on downs when
 Browning's pass to Tavarese Maye fell incomplete.
 Louisiana-Monroe  finally got back on the board when Jyruss Edwards rushed his
 way into the end zone on 1st-and-goal from the Arkansas 3-yard line to cut the
 Razorbacks' lead to 28-14.
 Browning found success on fourth down on the second play of the fourth quarter
 when he connected on a 1-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Steed  to bring the game
 within seven.
 Then,  with less than  a minute to go in the game, Browning again converted on
 fourth down,  finding Brent Leonard in  the end zone for a 23-yard, game-tying
 touchdown strike, forcing the game into overtime.
 Arkansas  took the ball first and had to settle for a field goal after failing
 to convert on third down.
 After falling a yard short on third down, the Warhawks again decided to go for
 it  on fourth. Browning  scrambled in the pocket, found a hole, and took it 16
 yards for the game-winning score to shock the Razorbacks.
                                   Game Notes
 Louisiana-Monroe  opened  its season for  a fifth  consecutive time  against a
 ranked  opponent  ... Saturday's contest was  the 10th meeting between the two
 schools ... The matchup was also the fifth consecutive meeting in Little Rock.
 09/09 01:36:40 ET

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