Scores

Final/2OT

W Kentucky 36

(1-4, 1-1 C-USA)

Middle Tennessee 33

(1-4, 0-2 C-USA)

Coverage: ESPNU

7:30 PM ET, October 6, 2011

Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN

1 2 3 4 2OT T
WKU 7 0 9 7 1336
MTU 7 0 6 10 1033

Top Performers

Passing: L. Kilgore (MTU) - 276 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Rainey (WKU) - 37 CAR, 146 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Amos (MTU) - 7 REC, 100 YDS, 1 TD

W. Kentucky 36, Middle Tennessee 33, OT

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Kawaun Jakes threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Bobby Rainey in the second overtime to give Western Kentucky a 36-33 victory over Middle Tennessee on Thursday night.

Rainey, the Sun Belt Conference rushing leader, ran for 146 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 57 yards for the Hilltoppers (1-4, 1-1). Jakes completed 17 of 34 passes for 222 yards.

Logan Kilgore was 23 of 47 for 282 yards and two touchdowns for Middle Tennessee (1-3, 0-2). William Pratcher ran for 106 yards, and D.D. Kyles gained 96 yards and scored a touchdown.

After Middle Tennessee's Alan Gendreau made a 22-yard field goal to tie it at 16, Josh Evans returned the kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown for Western Kentucky to make it 23-16.

Middle Tennessee answered with Kilgore connecting with Anthony Amos on an 8-yard, fourth-down touchdown pass with 4:55 left. Western Kentucky had a chance to win in regulation, but Shubert Bastien blocked Casey Tinius' 46-yard field goal attempt as time ran out.

In overtime, Kadeem Jones scored the second of his two touchdowns on a 1-yard run for Western Kentucky.

Middle Tennessee answered with Kilgore's 25-yard TD pass to Sancho McDonald.

In the second overtime, Middle Tennessee settled for Gendreau's 23-yard field goal.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WKU
MTU
1st Downs1829
Total Yards390482
Passing222282
Rushing168200
Penalties11-864-32
3rd Down Conversions10-223-12
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers13
Possession36:0323:57

Passing Leaders

Western KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jakes17/342226.510
Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kilgore23/472826.021

Rushing Leaders

Western KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rainey371463.9119
Jones5153.0211
Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pratcher161066.6033
Kyles19965.1125

Receiving Leaders

Western KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Doyle610016.7034
Rainey6579.5114
Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Amos710014.3125
Beyah7557.9012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWKUMTU
TD07:37Logan Kilgore 2 Yd Run. (Alan Gendreau Kick) 07
TD01:06Kadeem Jones 1 Yd Run. (Casey Tinius Kick) 77
THIRD QUARTERWKUMTU
TD10:17D.D. Kyles 25 Yd Run. (Pat Blocked) 713
SF05:40William Pratcher Tackled By Andrew Jackson In End Zone. 913
TD00:35Bobby Rainey 10 Yd Run. (Casey Tinius Kick) 1613
FOURTH QUARTERWKUMTU
FG09:23Alan Gendreau 22 Yd 1616
TD09:10John Evans 90 Yd Kickoff Return. (Casey Tinius Kick) 2316
TD04:55Anthony Amos 8 Yd Pass From Logan Kilgore. (Alan Gendreau Kick) 2323
OVERTIMEWKUMTU
TDKadeem Jones 1 Yd Run. (Casey Tinius Kick) 3023
TDSancho McDonald 25 Yd Pass From Logan Kilgore. (Alan Gendreau Kick) 3030
2ND OVERTIMEWKUMTU
FGAlan Gendreau 23 Yd 3033
TDBobby Rainey 7 Yd Pass From Kawaun Jakes. 3633