Arkansas down, but not out after loss to ULM

After losing 34-31 to ULM in overtime, the Razorbacks were disappointed, but they are still hopeful as their attention turns toward Alabama.

LITTLE ROCK - After a loss to a Sun Belt team on Saturday at War Memorial Stadium, Arkansas' national championship goals will be nearly impossible to reach.

Kolton Browning scored on a 16-yard run on fourth down in overtime and the Razorbacks lost 34-31 to the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.

Still, Arkansas has seemed to find one positive in the loss.

While the national championship seems out of reach, the SEC holds the last six national championships and the Razorbacks have yet to play a conference game, leaving them out of the loss column in that regard.

"That (the SEC Championship) is still attainable," Arkansas running back Knile Davis said. "We haven't played any of those games yet. Any game we can win or lose, so it's still attainable."

The Razorbacks are now just the third team to lose to ULM and after giving up 550 yards of total offense, the task at hand may be extremely difficult. Especially since the Razorbacks' road to Atlanta will have to begin with the defending BCS National Champions.

"We're playing Alabama," Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino said. "It's the opening SEC game. We just need to go out and get it done."

Alabama has beaten Michigan and Western Kentucky by a combined score of 76-14 in the first two weeks of the season and seem on pace to repeat as national champions, but the Razorbacks believe they can take down the No. 1 team in the country.

"We didn't get it done tonight," Petrino said. "We didn't play well enough and if they (ULM) showed up and beat us, then we can show up and beat Alabama.

"It's about everyone coming together, everyone working hard and working together. If no one points fingers and everyone comes together, we get a plan and execute it then we have a chance."

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