UL-Mon­roe over SOUTH­ERN MISS by 1

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After a pair of 4-win sea­sons the past two years, ULM’s play­ers will look to re­duce the in­creas­ingly hot flames un­der HC Matt Vi­a­tor’s seat to­day by keep­ing the mojo go­ing as the ex­pe­ri­enced Warhawks – with 17 re­turn­ing starters – de­buted with a 34-31 win over SE Louisiana last week in which they tal­lied 554 yards of of­fense. The Warhawks will need more of the same here against a crow­ing Golden Ea­gles unit that has av­er­aged 34 PPG and 470 YPG on of­fense the past three sea­sons. In Hat­ties­burg, head coach Jay Hop­son has done a nice job with Smissy, win­ning 15 games while go­ing bowl­ing in each of his first two years on the job and was re­warded this off-sea­son with a new 4-year deal. Red-shirt sopho­more QB Jack Abra­ham opened the 2018 cam­paign go­ing 21 of 27 for 242 yards with 4 TDs and no in­ter­cep­tions in a 55-7 win over Jack­son State. Still, the Golden Ea­gles are a lit­tle light on re­turn­ing starters this sea­son (9 to­tal) and that makes to­day’s task a tough one in this matchup of the haves ver­sus have-not’s.

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