ULM's Browning On Pace

ULM freshman quarterback Kolton Browning if flourishing in Todd Berry's spread offense. The Mabank Texas product is already on pace to break several long standing ULM passing records.

The future is bright for the ULM Warhawks at the quarterback position. Freshman Kolton Browning is putting his mark on the program already in his freshman season.

Browning is coming off his best day as a Warhawk in a 28-14 homecoming win over the Troy Trojans. Browning finished the contest 20/30 for 226 and a touchdown with no turnovers. Kolton also added touchdown runs of 1, and 9 yards.

With four games to go in the 2010 season, Warhawk Nation is taking a closer look in what could be a record breaker for the young signal caller from MaBank.

Single Season Pass Completions

Currently Browning has completed 164 passes, a little over 20 a game average. With four contest remaining and with that current pace, Kolton will pass Doug Pederson's 1989 record of 243 completed passes.

Browning - 164

Pederson - 243

Needed to Break - 79

Single Season Passing Yards

Robert Cobb's 3,008 yards passing in 1993 will not be threatened this season but Browning can move into the school's top 10. Currently Kolton has 1,741 yards, a little over a 217/game average. If he keeps that pace going he will finish with 2,611 yards. That number will move him past the names Steven Jyles (2002, 2003), John Holman (1980), Raymond Philyaw (1996, and Doug Pederson (1989) for 6th best in the schools history.

If Browning increases his production by just 4 yards per game he will move past Stan Humphries 1987 mark of 2,622 (5th All Time), and Raymond Philyaw's mark of 2,627 (4th All Time) in 1995.

Single Season Completion Percentage

Record Holder - Wendal Lowery 64.8% 1992

Browning after 8 games - 62.4%

With games remaining against FIU, LSU, ULL, and North Texas, this one could go either way. Browning will have to raise his current percentage mark to over 65% down the stretch to raise his overall numbers if he is to challenge Lowery but it's possible.

Single Season Pass Attempts

The Warhawks are slinging the ball a little over 32 times a contest which at that pace will quickly vault Browning into the Top 10 by seasons end. In fact if Kolton continues that pace he will finish with 393 pass attempts. That mark will place him in 3rd place all time in the ULM record books. Pederson's 436 in 1989 and Holman's 461 mark in 1982 are a bit of a reach at this point.

Single Season Pass Touchdowns

With nine touchdown passes it's up in the air right now if Browning is to crack into the top 10 in this category. Kolton will have to average right at 2 touchdown passes a game the rest of the way to break into the Top 10. 17 TD passes will tie him for 5th all time while 18 will move him into 4th, tied with Humphries in 1987.

The single season record holder is Robert Cobb's incredible mark of 29 in 1993.

With Browning quickly grabbing the offense and continuing to progress in Todd Berry's offense, we could be writing about all time career records in a few seasons.


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