Scores

Final

Troy 21

(7-3, 4-3 away)

W Kentucky 17

(6-4, 3-1 home)

5:00 PM ET, November 10, 2007

L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY

1 2 3 4 T
TROY 14 0 7 021
WKU 0 7 7 317

Top Performers

Passing: K. Black (WKU) - 149 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: S. Willis (WKU) - 7 CAR, 158 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Hamilton (WKU) - 9 REC, 147 YDS, 1 TD

Troy 21, W. Kentucky 17

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Troy jumped out to a 14-0 lead with a first-quarter defensive touchdown and held on to beat Western Kentucky 21-17 on Saturday.

Troy (7-3), the leader of the Sun Belt Conference, never trailed in defeating the Hilltoppers (6-4).

The Trojans scored twice in the first quarter, taking a 7-0 lead on Omar Haughabook's 5-yard pass to Gary Banks with 9:25 remaining. On the next possession, Troy's Chris Bradwell picked up a David Wolke fumble and returned it 16 yards for a 14-0 lead.

Western Kentucky pulled to 21-14 with a 65-yard scoring drive in the third quarter, as Stephen Willis scored from a yard out at the 7:30 mark.

Western Kentucky's final possession began from its own 1, highlighted by K.J. Black's 48-yard pass to Curtis Hamilton. The Hilltoppers drove as far as the Trojans 32-yard line, but a holding penalty and a fourth-down sack of Black ended the Hilltoppers' hopes.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TROY
WKU
1st Downs1720
Total Yards363416
Passing122160
Rushing241256
Penalties9-718-75
3rd Down Conversions5-145-15
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers13
Possession27:4332:17

Passing Leaders

TroyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Haugabook12/251255.011
Western KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Black10/191497.810

Rushing Leaders

TroyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cattouse191125.9129
Haugabook10626.2035
Western KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Willis715822.6186
Hayden20663.3013

Receiving Leaders

TroyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis13333.0033
Cattouse4297.3020
Western KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hamilton914716.3148
Quinn11313.0013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTROYWKU
TD09:25Gary Banks 5 Yd Pass From Omar Haugabook (Greg Whibbs Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 81 yds, 3:21
70
TD08:02Chris Bradwell Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Greg Whibbs Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERTROYWKU
TD00:22Curtis Hamilton 11 Yd Pass From K.J. Black (Chris James Kick)
Drive: 16 plays, 93 yds, 7:27
147
THIRD QUARTERTROYWKU
TD12:13Kenny Cattouse 3 Yd Run (Greg Whibbs Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 85 yds, 2:41
217
TD07:30Stephen Willis 1 Yd Run (Chris James Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 65 yds, :51
2114
FOURTH QUARTERTROYWKU
FG10:24Chris James 19 Yd
Drive: 5 plays, 77 yds, 2:59
2117