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Junior quarterback Terrance Broadway only started nine games last season, but finished up extremely strong. Broadway, a transfer from Houston had four 300-yard passing games in his final seven contests. Compared to most quarterbacks who have played a full season he is among the conference leaders for most 300-yard pass games in 2012. Here are the top three Sun Belt quarterbacks that reached that number and how many games they did it last season.
Ryan Aplin Arkansas State 5 times
Corey Robinson Troy 5 times
Terrance Broadway Louisiana 4 times
LOUISIANA at MONROE
Switching to another part of the Pelican State, but sticking with the subject of passing; let’s talk about ULM senior quarterback Kolton Browning. Browning is currently second all-time in most career passing yards in Warhawks history. The main man in maroon currently has 8,084 passing yards while all-time leader Steven Jyles had 8,987. Here is a career breakdown for each of those two quarterbacks.
Kolton Browning 36 games 8,084 passing yards 224.5 passing yards/game
Steven Jyles (2002-05) 45 games 8,987 passing yards 199.7 passing yards/game
Jyles had 6,752 passing yards after three seasons of play.
One of the most exciting players in college football is senior running back Antonio Andrews. It is not really fair to call him just a running back. This player led the entire FBS in all-purpose yards last season. He had 1,728 rush yards, 432 receiving yards, 767 kick-return yards and 234 punt-return yards. The only thing he didn’t have was passing yards, but he did have 37 of those in 2010.
The only other player in the FBS to accomplish 1,000 rush yards, 400 receiving yards, 500 kick return yards and 200 punt return yards in a season over the last 15 seasons was former Clemson great and NFL running back C.J. Spiller.
One of the more interesting names on the Bobcats roster is linebacker Michael Orakpo. Orakpo is the brother of current NFL star and former Nagurski, Hendricks and Lombardi Award winner, Brian. Michael played two seasons at Colorado State before transferring to Texas State.
Michael had 87 tackles as a sophomore. That total would be second on his current team last season. Joplo Bartu had the most with 95 and in second place was Jason McLean with 69. Neither Bartu or McLean of those players are currently with the team.