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The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks proved their victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks was no fluke.
One of the biggest upsets in college football history came in Week 2 courtesy of the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks, who topped the Arkansas Razorbacks, 34-31, in overtime. Starting quarterback Kolton Browning nearly notched a second straight victory for the Sun Belt Conference against the SEC.
The Warhawks came back from 14 points down in the fourth quarter against the Auburn Tigers to send the game to overtime, but a missed field goal in the extra session was too much to overcome. The Tigers escaped with a 31-28 victory.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders were the only two Sun Belt teams to win over the weekend. However, all of the conference's teams were playing against foes well above their talent level.
Even still, the Troy Trojans only lost by six to the Mississippi State Bulldogs, the North Texas Mean Green hung tough with the No. 15 Kansas State Wildcats for the first three quarters of play, and even lowly Florida Atlantic did not look completely inept against the No. 7 Georgia Bulldogs.
The only two teams in the league who did not play an AQ conference opponent were Middle Tennessee State and the Florida International Golden Panthers, who were defeated 33-20 by the Central Florida Golden Knights.
The Sun Belt continues to make great strides as a conference and are no longer at the bottom of the food chain in the Football Bowl Subdivision.