(4-8, 3-5 C-USA)
(7-5, 4-4 Sun Belt)
1:00 PM ET, November 24, 2012
Smith Stadium, BOWLING GREEN, KY
Passing: K. Jakes (WKU) - 173 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: A. Andrews (WKU) - 25 CAR, 230 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving: D. Smith (UNT) - 5 REC, 49 YDS, 1 TD
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Antonio Andrews ran for 230 yards, including the game-winning 21-yard touchdown, as Western Kentucky beat North Texas 25-24 Saturday.
The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Hilltoppers (7-5, 4-4 Sun Belt Conference) and clinched their second straight winning season.
Andrews set up the winning touchdown with a 53-yard run. Two plays later, the junior ran right, broke two tackles and scored with 3:30 to play.
The Hilltoppers, who rallied from a 24-10 deficit, stopped North Texas on fourth-and-3 at the Mean Green's 35 on their next possession, sealing the win.
North Texas quarterback Derek Thompson threw for 146 yards and a touchdown, completing 18 of 25 passes. Running back Brandin Byrd carried 17 times for 102 yards.
Western Kentucky will now wait to learn its bowl fate.
North Texas (4-8, 3-5), which moves to Conference USA next season, finished with its eighth straight losing record.