Louisiana-Monroe returns to Sun Belt Conference play against Georgia Southern for homecoming. Follow along here for live updates, analysis and scores.
Matt Viator is in his fifth year as the head coach at ULM. The Warhawks are 19-32 overall, 15-18 in the Sun Belt Conference, in Viator’s tenure and were bowl eligible in 2018. Prior to ULM, Viator’s record was 78-33 at McNeese State, his alma mater, from 2006-15.
ULM fell to 0-3, its worst start since 2003, following Saturday’s 31-6 loss to Texas-El Paso. UTEP came into the game riding a 15-game losing streak to FBS competition dating back to 2018.
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Georgia Southern leads the all-time series 6-3. The two schools first classed as FCS powerhouses in 1987.
The last time the Eagles visited Malone Stadium, quarterback Caleb Evans accounted for 439 total yards and four touchdowns in a 44-25 win. The victory helped the Warhawks reach bowl eligibility in 2018.
In his third full season, head coach Chad Lunsford’s record is 20-14, 13-10 in the Sun Belt, at Georgia Southern. Lunsford was named interim coach during the 2017 season before being named to the permanent position. The Eagles (1-1, 0-1 SBC) are coming off a 20-18 loss at Louisiana-Lafayette.
Last season, Georgia Southern beat ULM 51-29 in Statesboro.