Scores

Final

LA-Lafayette 23

(6-2, 2-2 away)

W Kentucky 42

(3-4, 1-4 home)

4:00 PM ET, October 22, 2011

L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY

1 2 3 4 T
ULL 3 14 0 623
WKU 7 14 7 1442

Top Performers

Passing: B. Gautier (ULL) - 419 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Rainey (WKU) - 32 CAR, 206 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: H. Peoples (ULL) - 10 REC, 140 YDS

W. Kentucky 42, Louisiana-Lafayette 23

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Western Kentucky snapped an 18-game home losing streak behind Bobby Rainey's career-high three touchdowns and 206 rushing yards in a 42-23 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.

The Hilltoppers (3-4, 3-1 Sun Belt Conference) led the entire way after Rainey scored from 1 yard out on their opening drive. Rainey erased any doubt for a win when he broke a 24-yard touchdown with 1:09 to play for the final margin.

Kadeem Jones added two touchdowns for the Hilltoppers, and Kawaun Jakes went 15 of 18 for 242 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

The Ragin' Cajuns (6-2, 4-1) hadn't lost since their season-opener against Oklahoma State, while the Hilltoppers have notched wins in each of their last three games.

Blaine Gautier led Louisiana-Lafayette, going 32 of 51 for 419 yards and two touchdowns through the air.

It was Western Kentucky's first home victory over a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ULL
WKU
1st Downs2322
Total Yards540507
Passing419273
Rushing121234
Penalties7-668-59
3rd Down Conversions7-156-10
4th Down Conversions2-30-0
Turnovers21
Possession24:1735:43

Passing Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gautier32/514198.221
Western KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jakes15/1824213.411

Rushing Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Spikes37725.7179
Harris9192.105
Western KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rainey322066.4356
Simpson7243.4011

Receiving Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Peoples1014014.0025
Lawson810212.8032
Western KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Doyle710615.1039
Haynes26633.0035

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERULLWKU
TD11:39Bobby Rainey 1 Yd Run (Jesse Roy Kick) 07
FG07:08Brett Baer 22 Yd 37
SECOND QUARTERULLWKU
TD14:18Kadeem Jones 2 Yd Run (Jesse Roy Kick) 314
TD13:57Aaron Spikes 79 Yd Run (Brett Baer Kick) 1014
TD02:23Mitchell Henry 4 Yd Run (Jesse Roy Kick) 1021
TD00:09Ladarius Green 2 Yd Pass From Blaine Gautier (Brett Baer Kick) 1721
THIRD QUARTERULLWKU
TD00:25Bobby Rainey 5 Yd Run (Jesse Roy Kick) 1728
FOURTH QUARTERULLWKU
TD14:21Ladarius Green 6 Yd Pass From Blaine Gautier (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2328
TD10:59Kadeem Jones 1 Yd Run (Jesse Roy Kick) 2335
TD01:09Bobby Rainey 24 Yd Run (Jesse Roy Kick) 2342

Research Notes

Western Kentucky upsets UL Lafayette 42-23 on Saturday to snap an 18-game losing streak at home! Overall, Western Kentucky has won 3 straight games after starting 0-4. It's Western Kentucky's 1st 3-game winning streak since officially joining FBS. The win came against a team that was 6-1 overall. The Rajun Cajuns only loss before Saturday came against Oklahoma State.

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