NRA/Lindy’s Gunslinger of the Week Staff

September 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm.

Kolton Browning was on fire in the Warhawks upset win over No. 8 Arkansas. (Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE)

So what if your team didn’t play on Labor Day weekend?

Who cares if your season opener was on the road against the No. 8 team in the country?

And, your team only won four games last year? Big deal!

None of that mattered to southpaw quarterback Kolton Browning of Louisiana-Monroe. The 6-1, 198 pound junior shredded the Arkansas defense, completing 42 of 67 passes and 412 yards in the Warhawks 34-31 victory in Fayetteville.

He threw for three touchdowns; then, for good measure, scored the winning touchdown on a 16-yard fourth-down run in overtime, giving him a team-high 69 rushing yards for the game. Browning, who averaged about 207 passing yards in 2011, more than doubled that against the heavily favored Razorbacks.

For his work, Browning has been named the NRA/Lindy’s Gunslinger of the Week.

Throughout the 2012 season, the top passing performance in college football each week will be honored with this recognition from the National Rifle Association and Lindy’s Sports. At the end of the season, the NRA/Lindy’s National Gunslinger of the Year will be named.

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