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Warhawks’ defense delivers win over Troy

The ULM Warhawks (2-1) left their Sun Belt opener with an upset victory over Troy (2-2) on Saturday night 29-16. The Warhawks stayed out front for the whole game after taking the initial lead.

ULM entered the game as 24-point underdogs.

The ferocious Warhawks defense came up with two scores in the second half. ULM defensive end Ty Shelby recorded a safety and linebacker Ja’Cquez Williams returned a 96-yard pick six. Outside of scoring, the defense held Troy to 5-of-15 on third down conversion. Troy came into Monroe averaging a 48% conversion rate on third down.

“Each week the defense keeps impressing me the way they play,” head coach Terry Bowden said.