The players from Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks put up one unexpected fight to the finish and put together a brilliant performance at AT&T Field against the Arkansas Razorbacks.
One of the biggest stars in the game was UL-Monroe quarterback Kolton Browning. Browning finished the game with 412 yards passing and three touchdowns. Browning was a dual-threat all game long and added another 76 yards on the ground and the games most important touchdown.
Arkansas jumped out to a 28-7 lead early in the third quarter but the Warhawks got their rhythm and put together three consecutive touchdowns to bring the game to a tie and force overtime.
In the first period of overtime, the Arkansas offense could not get it going and were forced to settle for a field goal. UL-Monroe then took the field.
UL-Monroe head coach Todd Berry made a gutsy decision for the Warhawks to pass up a potential game-tying field goal. Instead, Berry went for it on fourth-and-one for the game-winning play. As he had done all game, Kolton Browning made the play happen and scampered 16-yards for the winning touchdown.
Unfortunately for the Razorbacks, they played the entire second-half of the game without starting signal-caller Tyler Wilson who was taken to the locker room and evaluated for concussion like symptoms. Wilson was replaced by Brandon Allen who finished the game 6-for-20 with 85 yards, a touchdown and interception
Wilsons status for Arkansas game next week against the Alabama Crimson Tide is uncertain. The Razorbacks cannot afford to drop another game this early in the season after seeing their national title hopes dashed. With a loss to Alabama, the Razorbacks season would be over. They have to be hoping Wilson is available for the contest.
Congratulations to UL-Monroe for the monumental upset.