MONROE, LA. -- Frank Goodin rushed for 97 yards and Louisiana-Monroe forced three turnovers to beat Arkansas State 16-10 on Tuesday night.
The Warhawks (4-2, 3-0 Sun Belt) have won three straight for their longest conference winning streak since 1992. It also was their best start to a season since the first year in Division I-A (Football Bowl Subdivision) in 1993. Arkansas State (1-4, 0-2) has dropped four in a row.
ULM took a 7-0 lead on the second play when Trey Revell connected with LaGregory Sapp for a 48-yard TD. Revell later left the game after injuring his throwing hand on an interception in the opening possession of the second quarter.
The Warhawks then took advantage of Corey Leonard's fumble late in the first quarter inside the Arkansas State 20-yard line with a 20-yard field goal by Radi Jabour. Goodin added a one-yard TD later to make it 16-0.
Arkansas State cut the deficit to 16-7 on Leonard's 14-yard TD pass to Brandon Thompkins.
Ryan Wilbourn's 49-yard field goal made it 16-10 with 2:32 left in the third quarter, but they could get no closer.
Steve Spurrier, the visor-slinging, slick-talking "Head Ball Coach" who is the second-winningest coach in Southeastern Conference history, announced his resignation on Tuesday.
USC athletic director Pat Haden spoke Tuesday about the decision to fire head coach Steve Sarkisian, calling it "very difficult," while also defending his handling of the situation.
Steve Sarkisian has been plagued of late by apparent substance-related circumstances, including arriving to team facilities appearing intoxicated Sunday, according to sources.
Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier has been suspended for the year after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance found in a supplement, coach Jim McElwain announced Monday.
Tennessee defensive tackle Shy Tuttle will miss the rest of the season with a broken fibula and torn ankle ligament.
Former NFL safety Tyler Sash died from an accidental overdose after mixing two powerful pain medications, and a history of injuries was a contributing factor, a medical examiner said.