Scores

Final

W Kentucky 31

(6-5, 6-1 C-USA)

North Texas 21

(4-7, 3-4 C-USA)

Coverage: GamePlan

7:00 PM ET, November 19, 2011

Mean Green Stadium, Denton, TX

1 2 3 4 T
WKU 3 14 7 731
UNT 7 7 0 721

Top Performers

Passing: K. Jakes (WKU) - 231 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: B. Rainey (WKU) - 37 CAR, 214 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Doyle (WKU) - 9 REC, 89 YDS

W. Kentucky 31, North Texas 21

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WKU
UNT
1st Downs2221
Total Yards483322
Passing231254
Rushing25268
Penalties10-954-21
3rd Down Conversions9-163-9
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers02
Possession39:4520:15

Passing Leaders

Western KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jakes19/292318.030
North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thompson20/352547.322

Rushing Leaders

Western KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rainey372145.8156
Brown11010.0010
North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hamilton12514.3118
Thompson5153.008

Receiving Leaders

Western KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Doyle9899.9025
Higbee16363.0163
North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Chancellor57114.2130
Delgado44511.3020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWKUUNT
FG09:58Casey Tinius 42 Yd 30
TD01:49James Hamilton 4 Yd Run (Zach Olen Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERWKUUNT
TD10:59Bobby Rainey 34 Yd Pass From Kawaun Jakes (Casey Tinius Kick) 107
TD04:43Brelan Chancellor 20 Yd Pass From Derek Thompson (Zach Olen Kick) 1014
TD01:46Tyler Higbee 63 Yd Pass From Kawaun Jakes (Casey Tinius Kick) 1714
THIRD QUARTERWKUUNT
TD00:29Mitchell Henry 6 Yd Pass From Kawaun Jakes (Casey Tinius Kick) 2414
FOURTH QUARTERWKUUNT
TD02:47Bobby Rainey 1 Yd Run (Casey Tinius Kick) 3114
TD00:46Christopher Bynes 4 Yd Pass From Derek Thompson (Zach Olen Kick) 3121