Kneauxing the Enemy Game 11 Louisiana Monroe
Record: 4-6, 2-5 conference
by Bryan Follins
Lousiana-Monroe plays in the Sun Belt Conference. There is not much good which can be said about the 2021 edition of the Warhawks. They are at, or near the bottom, of every team statistic in their conference. The Warhawks appear to be the perfect patsies for the Purple and Gold’s attempt to avoid a losing campaign.
Both the Warhawks and Tigers enter the Saturday contest with three-game losing streaks.
The leading rusher for Louisiana-Monroe is sophomore Andrew Henry. He has rushed for 479 yards for the season averaging 52.2 yards per contest.
The leading receiver is junior Boogie Knight, with 474 yards and one touchdown for the year.
The quarterback for the Warhawks is a freshman. His name is Chandler Rogers, and he has thrown for 1259 yards for the season.
However, the starter at the beginning of the season was graduate Rhett Rodriguez. He suffered a lung injury and was on a ventilator after the third game of the season against Troy State. Rodriguez played in most of last’s week lost to Arkansas State. He threw for 160 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Rogers, the other signal caller, has suffered nine sacks in his last two games while playing the quarterback position.
The Warhawk defense gives up 463 total yards per contest. They allow 295 yards of that through the air.
Junior linebacker Zack Woodard is the leading tackler on the team with 76 tackles, 33 solos. Graduate defensive end Ty Shelby has 5.5 sacks for the season.
The Tigers are reeling, but can, and should end the spiral this Saturday.