ULM shocks No. 8 Arkansas

By Kristen Coppola

The Arkansas Traveler, U. Arkansas via UWIRE

ULM shocks No. 8 Arkansas

Hardly a second after quarterback Kolton Browning’s foot crossed into the end zone, the U. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks rushed the field at War Memorial Stadium. The Warhawks upset No. 8 Arkansas in overtime in the state capitol.

After a loss equivalent to losing to the Arkansas State Red Wolves, a fellow Sunbelt member to ULM, Arkansas suffered the second-worst drop in the AP college football poll since Michigan lost to Appalachian State in 2007, according to ESPN.

Saturday night was no Miracle on Markham. This was a meltdown on Markham, complete with three Razorback casualties.

The meltdown began after halftime, when the Razorbacks were still leading 21-7.

Quarterback Tyler Wilson didn’t return to the field after halftime, forcing redshirt freshman Brandon Allen to take the snaps for the remainder of the game.

“Tyler Wilson took a hit to the head and was kept in Little Rock last night for observation,” said John L. Smith, interim head coach. “His prognosis is good, and he will be day-to-day.”

Smith did not comment on Wilson’s status for the Alabama game on Saturday.

After coming onto the field, Allen recorded his first career touchdown after an eight-play, 66-yard drive. This would be the last touchdown of the game by the Razorbacks and the beginning of the Warhawks’ comeback.

ULM proceeded to score two more touchdowns, closing the gap to 28-21 before two consecutive Razorback injuries hushed the 53,089 fans at War Memorial.

First, sophomore cornerback Tevin Mitchel was laid out on the field. When he made no attempt to get up, staff came pouring onto the field, and he was eventually carted off of the field as players from both teams took a knee.

“(Mitchel’s) moving, and everything’s going to be good there,” Smith said at a press conference after the loss Saturday. “Thank God he’s okay, which is the most important thing about tonight.

“He was kept in Little Rock last night and will probably stay again tonight,” Smith said Sunday. “The testing that has been done on Tevin came back favorable for him to recover. He will continue to be monitored and will be doubtful for Saturday.”

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