Scores

Final

Troy 40

(7-2, 3-2 away)

W Kentucky 20

(0-9, 0-5 home)

5:00 PM ET, November 7, 2009

L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY

1 2 3 4 T
TROY 7 14 13 640
WKU 7 13 0 020

Top Performers

Passing: L. Brown (TROY) - 251 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: S. Southward (TROY) - 19 CAR, 139 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: J. Jernigan (TROY) - 6 REC, 81 YDS

Troy 40, W. Kentucky 20

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Shawn Southward ran for 140 yards and four touchdowns in Troy's 40-20 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday.

The Trojans (7-2, 6-0 Sun Belt Conference) and the Hilltoppers (0-9, 0-5) traded scores until halftime.

Troy, which led 21-20 at intermission, shut out Western Kentucky in the second half.

Southward exploded for 127 yards and three of his scores after being held to only 13 yards on four carries and a touchdown in the first half.

Levi Brown went 20-for-33 for 251 yards and a touchdown for the Trojans.

Kawaun Jakes paced the Hilltoppers with 156 yards and a touchdown rushing and 185 yards and a score passing. He accounted for 269 of Western Kentucky's 310 first-half yards.

Jake Gaebler became the Hilltoppers all-time leader in receptions with 153.

The loss extends the Hilltoppers' losing streak to 17 games dating back to last season.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TROY
WKU
1st Downs2322
Total Yards477422
Passing276196
Rushing201226
Penalties5-4510-64
3rd Down Conversions3-98-17
4th Down Conversions1-11-2
Turnovers01
Possession24:0535:55

Passing Leaders

TroyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown20/332517.610
Western KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jakes19/341855.410

Rushing Leaders

TroyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Southward191397.3439
Brown34113.7037
Western KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jakes181216.7154
Rainey12584.8022

Receiving Leaders

TroyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jernigan68113.5023
Bruce34414.7025
Western KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Doyle46015.0030
Gaebler55711.4035

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTROYWKU
TD09:47Kawaun Jakes 7 Yd Run (Casey Tinius Kick) 07
TD08:00Zack Marcum 10 Yd Pass From Levi Brown (Michael Taylor Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERTROYWKU
TD13:05Marcus Vasquez 18 Yd Pass From Kawaun Jakes (Casey Tinius Kick) 714
TD11:19Shawn Southward 2 Yd Run (Michael Taylor Kick) 1414
FG05:03Casey Tinius 29 Yd 1417
TD03:23DuJuan Harris 5 Yd Run (Michael Taylor Kick) 2117
FG00:05Casey Tinius 43 Yd 2120
THIRD QUARTERTROYWKU
TD07:13Shawn Southward 1 Yd Run (Michael Taylor Kick) 2820
TD02:28Shawn Southward 10 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3420
FOURTH QUARTERTROYWKU
TD06:30Shawn Southward 39 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 4020