ULM scores two late touchdowns to rally past Army 17-13 in season opener

MONROE, La. -- — Hunter Smith raced 62 yards for a touchdown, backup quarterback Hunter Herring threw the go-ahead touchdown pass — both late in the fourth quarter — and UL Monroe defeated Army 17-13 in a season opener on Saturday night.

Smith's long touchdown run got ULM within 13-10 with 5:43 remaining, then Car’lin Vigers recovered a fumble near midfield to set up the Warhawks for the go-ahead score — a 9-yard pass from Herring to Tyrone Howell with 2:48 left.

Army's next possession ended with an interception and, although the Black Knights blocked a ULM field goal attempt, they were unable to mount a drive in the final 29 seconds.

ULM's Jiya Wright completed only 10 of 21 passes for 70 yards and was intercepted on back-to-back possessions in the first half. Herring came in and completed 4 of 9 for 22 yards, including the go-ahead score. Smith finished with 103 yards on seven carries.

Army built a 13-3 lead through 46 minutes of play on a 44-yard interception return by Bo Nicolas-Paul and two short field goals by Quinn Maretzki.

Bryson Daily passed for 121 yards and ran for 67 more for Army.


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