Louisiana-Monroe has a history of giving a scare to some SEC opponents. That will not be the case this afternoon, with the WarHawks already down 35-7 at the half in Athens against Georgia. Georgia running back Nick Chubb has started his season on a good foot, with 77 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Chubb’s touchdowns runs came from 14 yards in the first quarter and 23 yards in the second quarter, with the latter capping a 96-yard drive on just six plays. But Chubb’s start to a potential Heisman campaign is just one fo the stories this afternoon for the SEC East favorites. Virginia Transfer Greyson Lambert has been efficient in his debut with the Bulldogs. Lambert has started his afternoon completing six of eight pass attempts for 113 yards and a touchdown. Brice Ramsey has also stepped in to run the offense, completing his first two pass attempts for 51 yards and a touchdown as well.
ULM did get on the scoreboard just before the end of the first half when Garrett Smith completed a touchdown pass to Rashon Ceaser from 22 yards out. Down 28 though, mounting a comeback should be difficult for the visitors in this one.
With Georgia off to a huge start, it is likely we may not see much of Chubb the rest fo the afternoon, but the quarterbacks could be a different story before Mark Richt has seen enough.
One of four Oklahoma players suspended for various issues last May by Bob Stoops, Kameel Jackson left the football program after the head coach announced three months later that the wide receiver would not be reinstated.
Jackson transferred a short time later to Louisiana-Monroe, setting the stage for a reunion of sorts as the Warhawks and Sooners will open the upcoming season with a game in Norman. Alas, such a reunion is not in the cards.
A ULM official confirmed to the Daily Oklahoman that Jackson has left the school in order to get his grades up at the JUCO level. Academic issues at OU led to Jackson ‘s suspension and eventual departure.
The receiver plans on returning to ULM in december, the official added.
A four-star member of OU’s 2011 recruiting class, Jackson caught 12 passes for 165 yards as a true freshman. He sat out the 2012 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, but did practice with the Warhawks.
Back in May, Quentin Hayes was one of four Oklahoma football players suspended indefinitely by the program.
Nearly six months later, one of the four has seen the suspension rescinded. Reportedly.
In a tweet posted to his Twitter account Thursday, the defensive back wrote that he is “[n]onger on suspension, #reinstated #thankgod.” The school has yet to confirm Hayes’ announcement.
Hayes had his scholarship returned in August after it was stripped by head coach Bob Stoops in early June, but remained suspended indefinitely from playing in games. Hayes, who played in eight games last season, was expected to fill a backup role at safety prior to his suspension.
Two of the four originally suspended — wide receivers Jaz Reynolds and Trey Franks — are still with the team but remain suspended. The fourth, receiver Kameel Jackson, left for Louisiana-Monroe after he wasn’t given his scholarship back along with the other three due to academic issues.
(Tip O’ the Cap: the Daily Oklahoman)
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