Preview 2018: Previewing and looking ahead to the ULM Warhawks season with what you need to know.
Preview 2018: ULM Warhawks
– What You Need To Know: Offense | Defense
– Top Players, Key Game, Fun Stats
– What Will Happen & Win Total Prediction
– Recruiting Class Analysis | Schedule Analysis
– ULM Previews 2017 | 2016 | 2015
The wins will come. And if they don’t, at least ULM will be a blast.
It’s not like there’s an amazing recent history of ULM football success with just one bowl appearance and just one winning season since joining the world of the D-I/FBS in 1994. But at least there’s hope under head coach Matt Viator.
The successful long time head man at McNeese State brought a fun and exciting brand of football to the program two years ago – but without any defense.
The 2016 4-8 season was a dud because the O couldn’t get going. The 2017 4-8 season was a dud because the D just couldn’t do much to help the cause, allowing 42 points or more seven times in the last ten games.
But after scoring 280 points in 2016, the explosive attack that hit the 50 point mark four times was a revelation. Now, if the offense can keep up the firepower, and the defense can do just enough to not be so miserable, oh yes, the wins will come.
QB Caleb Evans leads an amazing passing attack that gets back a slew of the receiving weapons to work with. The ground game will be fine, but the season is all about Evans and his ability to ball out and keep the team alive.
There’s experience on the defensive side, but not a whole ton of talent. The secondary has to prove it can slow down a decent passing game, and the pass rush has to eventually emerge.
But there’s more than enough in place to be a few wins better and – yeah, really – challenge for the West title in the new Sun Belt format.
The wins are definitely about to start happening, and the games will be as entertaining as any in the conference.
A winning season would be entertaining for Warhawk fans, too.