It was, overall, a good weekend in the Sun Belt Conference.

While Louisiana (1-0 had the week off, the league went 6-3, including four wins over fellow G5 programs.  Three of those wins came against Conference USA schools.  The three losses were all road losses to P5 schools.

Here's a quick recap.

ULM 21, SOUTHERN MISS 20--Caleb Evans threw for 165 and a pair of touchdowns as the Warhawks (2-0) were victorious in Hattiesburg.  Cortez Cisco, Jr. put the icing on the cake with a late interception in the final minute to preserve the win.

APP STATE 45, CHARLOTTE 9--Quarterback Zach Thomas threw for three scores and ran for a fourth as the Mountaineers (1-1) defeated the 49ers in the first ever meeting between the two schools.  Thomas was perfect on the night, going 14-14 passing.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN 34, UMASS 13--Shai Wertz threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Eagles (2-0) took the win in Statesboro.  Wertz accounted for 237 of Georgia Southern's 488 yards.

COASTAL CAROLINA 47, UAB 24--Kilton Anderson threw for two scores and Marcus Outlow ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns as the Chanticleers (1-1) scored the big win despite being a home underdog.  The Chants' defense pitched a shutout in the second half.

TROY 59, FLORIDA A&M 7--Quarterback Kaleb Barker threw for four touchdowns and ran for another in Troy's (1-1) lopsided win.  The Troy defense forced four turnovers that led to four scores in the game.

TEXAS STATE 36, TEXAS SOUTHERN 20--Defense and special teams helped the Bobcats (1-1) to their first win as James Sherman booted five field goals and A. J. Krawczyk returned a fumble 82 yards for a touchdown.  Willie Jones III accounted for 342 yards in total offense.

#! ALABAMA 57, ARKANSAS STATE 7--Bama took a 40-0 halftime lead and rolled up 599 yards in total offense in the rout of the Red Wolves (1-1).  Justice Hansen was 15-36 for 140 yards and a score, while Warren Wand rushed for 60 yards on eleven carries.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 41, GEORGIA STATE 7---Ryan Finley threw for 370 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wolfpack to the win.  Destin Coates gave the Panthers (1-1) an early 7-0 lead with an eight yard touchdown run.

OKLAHOMA STATE 55, SOUTH ALABAMA 13--Evan Orth got his first career start at QB for the Jaguars (0-2) and completed 14-25 passes for 119 yards.  But Taylor Cornelius threw for 428 yards for Oklahoma State to lead the rout.

THIS WEEK'S GAMES--Troy at Nebraska, Southern Miss at Appalachian State, Georgia Southern at Clemson, *Texas State at South Alabama, Arkansas State at Tulsa, Campbell at Coastal Carolina, Louisiana at Mississippi State, ULM at Texas A&M.

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