ULM Warhawks: Keys To The Season, Top Game, Top Transfer, Fun Stats
ULM Warhawks: Key To The 2022 Offense
Be more effective running the ball.
It all starts with being able to keep defenses out of the backfield on a regular basis.
Last year’s Warhawk offensive front allowed 39 sacks and 104 tackles for loss, and it all led to big problems on third downs, stalled drives, and a passing game that had to force things. For now, just blasting away a bit better on early downs for the ground game would make a big difference.
ULM doesn’t have to start cranking out 200 yards a game – it hasn’t rushed for 200 since the end of the 2019 season – but it has to start averaging more than four yards per carry. That has happened just four times over the last 22 games.
ULM Warhawks: Key To The 2022 Defense
The pass defense has to be more effective.
That might be tough with a revamped secondary, but the pass rush should be just good enough to help the cause.
Last year’s pass defense got ripped to shreds, allowing 289 yards per game, over eight yards per pass, and allowed 240 yards or more against everyone but Liberty and Louisiana – oddly enough.
Overall the defense wasn’t all that bad in scoring D late last season, but it can’t give up big yards – the O won’t be able to keep up.
ULM Warhawks: Key Player To The 2022 Season
OT Victor Cutler, Soph.
Is he ready to be a factor on the outside? The 6-3, 292-pounder is more of a natural center, but the Warhawks might have come up with the answer for the position through the transfer portal.
Cutler might technically be a sophomore, but this is his fourth year, and he’s going to get every shot to take over for Willie Tyler. If he’s great, that makes a whole lot of things easier.
ULM Warhawks: Key Transfer
WR Tyrone Howell, Sr.
The Warhawk offense needs more dangerous receiving weapons and more deep threats. It has veterans, and it has a No. 1 guy in Boogie Knight and several options back in the mix. However, the 6-2, 202-pound Kansas State transfer might just be the breakout downfield playmaker.
He only caught seven passes for 98 yards last year for the Wildcats, but he’ll make an already decent situation even better.
ULM Key Game To The 2022 Season
Louisiana, Sept. 17
It’s asking a ton to rise up and rock against the defending Sun Belt champs, but Louisiana is changing things up a bit with a new coaching staff, it’s early in the season, and the Warhawks almost pulled off the shocker with a 21-16 rivalry loss late last year.
More on this in the next section, but as tough as this might be, it could be one of the most winnable games until November. Lose, and a 1-7 start is possible before getting the week off.
ULM Warhawks: 2021 Fun Stats
– 1st half scoring: Opponents 245 – ULM 101
– Penalties: Opponents 70 for 694 yards – ULM 45 for 391 yards
– Time of Possession: Opponents 31:09 – ULM 28:40