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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (8-4)


Sat. 11/9 Sat. 11/23 Sat. 11/30
@ Ark
W 45-19
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@ SouMis
W 28-10
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vs. MiddTn
W 31-26
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Western Kentucky strikes twice in 4th, rallies to 31-26 win

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Gaej Walker rushed for 119 yards and his fourth-quarter touchdown capped a 31-26 win as Western Kentucky rallied past Middle Tennessee on Saturday.

The Hilltoppers (8-4, 6-2 Conference USA) trailed 20-17 entering the final period but wrapped two touchdowns around a Middle Tennessee fumble to claim the win. Ty Storey, who passed for 294 yards and two touchdowns, tossed a 3-yard pass to Quin Jernighan as the Hilltoppers leapt ahead 24-20 with 7:14 left.

Middle Tennessee had the ball for five plays before Damon Lowe recovered a fumble at the 44. Storey fired a 16-yard pass to Jahcour Pearson and also rushed for 16 yards quickly setting up a first-and-goal from the 7. Walker punched in from the 5, extending the WKU lead to 31-24.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: T. Storey2209
Passing TDs: T. Storey12
Rushing Yards: G. Walker1115
Rushing TDs: G. Walker8
Receiving Yards: L. Jackson985
Receiving TDs: J. Pearson6
Interceptions: K. Bailey2
Schedule 2019
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/29 vs. Central Arkansas L 28 - 35
9/7 at FIU W 20 - 14
9/14 vs. Louisville L 21 - 38
9/28 vs. UAB W 20 - 13
10/5 at Old Dominion W 20 - 3
10/12 vs. Army West Point W 17 - 8
10/19 vs. Charlotte W 30 - 14
10/26 at Marshall L 23 - 26
11/2 vs. Florida Atlantic L 24 - 35
11/9 at Arkansas W 45 - 19
11/23 at Southern Miss W 28 - 10
11/30 vs. Middle Tennessee W 31 - 26
Conference USA
East
  Conference Overall
Florida Atlantic 7-1 9-3
Marshall 6-2 8-4
Western Kentucky 6-2 8-4
Charlotte 5-3 7-5
Middle Tennessee 3-5 4-8
Florida International 3-5 6-6
Old Dominion 0-8 1-11
West
  Conference Overall
UAB 6-2 9-3
Louisiana Tech 6-2 9-3
Southern Miss 5-3 7-5
North Texas 3-5 4-8
Texas-San Antonio 3-5 4-8
Rice 3-5 3-9
UTEP 0-8 1-11
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4560 (87)
Passing Yards: 3013 (52)
Rushing Yards: 1547 (107)
Points per game: 25.6 (90)
Yards per game: 380.0 (87)
Touchdowns: 36 (87)
Field Goals: 14 (61)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4054 (32)
Passing Yards: 2406 (33)
Rushing Yards: 1648 (41)
Points per game: 20.1 (23)
Yards per game: 337.8 (31)
Touchdowns: 27 (23)
Field Goals: 11 (48)
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