Scores

Final

Florida Atl 24

(2-5, 0-2 C-USA)

W Kentucky 20

(2-6, 0-0 C-USA)

7:00 PM ET, October 18, 2008

L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY

1 2 3 4 T
FAU 0 21 0 324
WKU 3 14 3 020

Top Performers

Passing: R. Smith (FAU) - 174 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: C. Pierre (FAU) - 23 CAR, 194 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: W. Rose (FAU) - 4 REC, 24 YDS, 1 TD

Florida Atlantic 24, W. Kentucky 20

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Charles Pierre rushed for 192 yards and two touchdowns to lead Florida Atlantic to a 24-20 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday night.

Pierre averaged 8 yards a carry on his 24 attempts and scored on a school-record 74-yard touchdown run to cut Western Kentucky's lead to 17-14 with 6:38 left in the second quarter. Pierre also scored on an 8-yard run early in the second quarter.

The Owls (2-5) racked up 399 yards of offense, 225 yards coming on the ground. The Hilltoppers (2-6) totaled 317, with 240 on the ground.

The teams combined for 35 points in the second quarter, with Florida Atlantic taking a 21-17 lead into halftime.

Tanner Stewart's 22-yard field goal cut the lead to 21-20 with 8:22 remaining in the third quarter, but Warley Leroy kicked a 23-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to give Florida Atlantic a 24-20 lead with 11:12 remaining.

Tyrell Hayden paced Western Kentucky with 84 yards on 10 carries, including a 64-yard touchdown run.

Rusty Smith went 15-for-23 for 174 yards and a touchdown for Florida Atlantic.

David Wolke and Dexter Taylor combined to go 9-for-17 for 77 yards and an interception for Western Kentucky.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FAU
WKU
1st Downs2216
Total Yards399317
Passing17477
Rushing225240
Penalties11-1004-40
3rd Down Conversions3-112-12
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers11
Possession32:4227:18

Passing Leaders

Florida AtlanticC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith15/231747.610
Western KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Taylor4/6437.201

Rushing Leaders

Florida AtlanticCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pierre241928.0274
Rose5173.406
Western KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hayden10848.4164
Booker57014.0137

Receiving Leaders

Florida AtlanticRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gent35016.7022
Housler23517.5021
Western KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gaebler23417.0028
Boyer11616.0016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFAUWKU
FG10:51Tanner Siewert 29 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERFAUWKU
TD14:31Charles Pierre 8 Yd Run (Warley Leroy Kick) 73
TD11:56Marell Booker 37 Yd Run (Tanner Siewert Kick) 710
TD06:58Tyrell Hayden 64 Yd Run (Tanner Siewert Kick) 717
TD06:38Charles Pierre 74 Yd Run (Warley Leroy Kick) 1417
TD00:49William Rose 13 Yd Pass From Rusty Smith (Warley Leroy Kick) 2117
THIRD QUARTERFAUWKU
FG08:22Tanner Siewert 22 Yd 2120
FOURTH QUARTERFAUWKU
FG11:12Warley Leroy 23 Yd 2420