(6-5, 6-1 C-USA)
(4-7, 3-4 C-USA)
7:00 PM ET, November 19, 2011
Mean Green Stadium, Denton, TX
Passing: K. Jakes (WKU) - 231 YDS, 3 TD
Rushing: B. Rainey (WKU) - 37 CAR, 214 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving: J. Doyle (NOR) - 9 REC, 89 YDS
DENTON, Texas -- Kawaun Jakes threw for 231 yards and three touchdowns to lead Western Kentucky over North Texas 31-21 on Saturday night.
Jakes' longest touchdown pass was for 63 yards to Tyler Higbee late in first half, giving the Hilltoppers (6-5, 6-1 Sun Belt) a 17-14 lead. They never trailed again.
Bobby Rainey led the game in running with 214 yards and a touchdown for Western Kentucky. Casey Tinius added a field goal.
Derek Thompson led in passing with 254 yards and two touchdowns for the Mean Green (4-7, 3-4) while James Hamilton ran for 51 yards and a touchdown.