Scores

Final

Troy 32

(5-3, 3-1 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 26

(4-4, 1-3 Sun Belt)

4:00 PM ET, October 26, 2013

Smith Stadium, BOWLING GREEN, KY

1 2 3 4 T
TROY 10 0 14 832
WKU 3 17 6 026

Top Performers

Passing: B. Doughty (WKU) - 387 YDS

Rushing: A. Andrews (WKU) - 28 CAR, 144 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Andrews (WKU) - 7 REC, 125 YDS

Robinson leads Troy past W. Kentucky 32-26

Associated Press

TROY, Ala. -- Corey Robinson threw for 306 yards and Jordan Chunn ran for two scores to lead Troy to a 32-26 win over Western Kentucky.

A late drive by Western Kentucky (4-4, 1/3 Sun Belt) was stalled as Antonio Andrews fell inches short of the first down at the Troy 22-yard line with just inside of two minutes to play. The Hilltoppers lost despite outperforming the Trojans (5-3, 3-1) on offense with 532 yards.

Troy outscored WKU 22-6 in the second half, erasing a 20-10 at halftime deficit.

Robinson became the Sun Belt's all-time leader in touchdown passes after his 40-yard score to Chris Williams in the third quarter.

WKU quarterback Brandon Doughty did not start the game, but finished with 387 yards on 29 completions.

Andrews led WKU in rushing and receiving in the Hilltoppers' loss. He ran for 144 yards and caught seven passes for 125 yards.

Sophomore Nelson Fishback earned his first FBS start for WKU in place of junior Brandon Doughty. Fishback led the Hilltoppers on a 55-yard drive that ended with a 29-yard field goal from Garrett Schwettman. The kicker went on to make four of his five field goal attempts on the night. Settling for field goals rather than scoring touchdowns is what coach Bobby Petrino said made the difference in his team's loss.

"We didn't get the ball in the end zone enough," Petrino said. "When we get down in the critical area, we had some opportunities to score touchdowns and it seemed like every time we get inside the 20 we don't make plays to score touchdowns and you have to settle for a field goal. That's what kills you."

Petrino said he believed Doughty gave his team the best chance to make the big plays he was looking for against Troy's defense, even in spite of his first drive that ended in a fumble, setting up Troy with its first trip to the end zone. Jordan Chunn punched it in on his third run from inside the 10-yard line to give Troy its first lead of the day at 10-3.

On the ensuing drive, Doughty bounced back and completed six passes for 78 yards, and Andrews punched it in from the goal line on fourth down to tie the game at 10.

Doughty led another solid drive on the Hilltoppers next possession going 59 yards in 10 plays to allow Leon Allen to score from three-yards out.

Schwettman booted a 33-yard field goal -- his second of the night -- as time expired to give WKU a 20-10 lead at halftime.

After WKU held Troy to only 41 yards passing in the first half, Robinson lit up the WKU defense in the second.

Troy was once again able to capitalize off of WKU turnovers by recovering a bad hand off exchange between Doughty and Andrews, giving the Trojans the ball at their own 41-yard line. Three plays later, Corey Robinson became the Sun Belt Conference's all-time touchdown passer -- surpassing former Florida Atlantic quarterback Rusty Smith -- with a 40-yard score to Chris Williams to cut the WKU lead to 20-17. Williams ended his night with four catches for 61 yards.

"In the second half, they hit the plays," Petrino said. "Our defense did enough to give us the opportunity to win the game in the end, but we just didn't do it."

A nine-yard touchdown run by Deon Anthony in the third quarter and Chunn's second touchdown was all Troy needed to hand WKU its second home loss in as many weeks.

Chunn finished the night with only seven carries for 19 yards to go with his two scores. Brandon Burks led all Troy rushers with nine carries for 52 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TROY
WKU
1st Downs1829
Total Yards397532
Passing306399
Rushing91133
Penalties10-1045-37
3rd Down Conversions6-137-16
4th Down Conversions1-12-3
Turnovers12
Possession23:3136:29

Passing Leaders

TroyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Robinson20/323069.611
Western KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Doughty29/453878.600

Rushing Leaders

TroyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Burks9525.8013
Chunn7192.725
Western KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Andrews281445.1119
Fishback3144.7010

Receiving Leaders

TroyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas57414.8024
Holmes26834.0041
Western KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Andrews712517.9060
Gorski34515.0022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTROYWKU
FG09:51Garrett Schwettman 29 Yd
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03
FG06:11Will Scott 41 Yd
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33
TD01:02Jordan Chunn 1 Yd Run (Will Scott Kick) 103
SECOND QUARTERTROYWKU
TD10:43Antonio Andrews 1 Yd Run (Garrett Schwettman Kick)
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1010
TD03:30Leon Allen 3 Yd Run (Garrett Schwettman Kick)
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1017
FG00:00Garrett Schwettman 33 Yd
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1020
THIRD QUARTERTROYWKU
TD10:40Chris Williams 40 Yd Pass From Corey Robinson (Will Scott Kick)
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1720
FG05:38Garrett Schwettman 24 Yd 1723
TD04:22Deon Anthony 9 Yd Run (Will Scott Kick)
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2423
FG02:09Garrett Schwettman 37 Yd
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2426
FOURTH QUARTERTROYWKU
TD13:48Jordan Chunn 3 Yd Run (Eric Thomas Pass To B.J. Chitty For Two-Point Conversion)
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3226