Scores

Final

Troy 18

(3-8, 2-5 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 41

(7-5, 7-1 Sun Belt)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:30 PM ET, November 26, 2011

Smith Stadium, BOWLING GREEN, KY

1 2 3 4 T
TROY 0 6 12 018
WKU 0 14 13 1441

Top Performers

Passing: C. Robinson (TROY) - 303 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: B. Rainey (WKU) - 43 CAR, 227 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. Doyle (WKU) - 6 REC, 101 YDS

W. Kentucky 41, Troy 18

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Bobby Rainey became Western Kentucky's all-time leading rushing leader, and the Hilltoppers secured their first winning season since moving to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2009 with a 41-18 victory over Troy Saturday.

Western Kentucky's win coupled with a loss by Arkansas State next week would make the Hilltoppers (7-5, 7-1 Sun Belt Conference) league co-champions with the Red Wolves.

There is no guarantee that Western Kentucky will be selected to a bowl game, since the two Sun Belt bowl tie-ins have already been locked up by Arkansas State (GoDaddy.com Bowl) and Louisiana-Lafayette (New Orleans Bowl).

Rainey had 227 yards on 43 carries and scored three second-half touchdowns. His 4,541 career yards surpassed Lerron Moore on the all-time list, and Rainey's 1,695 yards this season are also a school record.

The Hilltoppers missed three fields and an extra point against Trojans (3-7, 2-4).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TROY
WKU
1st Downs1523
Total Yards330494
Passing303156
Rushing27338
Penalties10-1035-45
3rd Down Conversions3-98-15
4th Down Conversions0-12-2
Turnovers31
Possession16:2643:34

Passing Leaders

TroyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Robinson18/333039.222
Western KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jakes11/181568.700

Rushing Leaders

TroyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Southward7213.0010
Taylor7152.117
Western KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rainey432275.3328
Jakes8516.4145

Receiving Leaders

TroyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas58216.4031
Johnson37525.0043
Western KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Doyle610116.8039
Higbee12929.0029

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERTROYWKU
TD10:38Wes Jeffries 1 Yd Run (Jesse Roy Kick) 07
TD01:27D.J. Taylor 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 67
TD00:07Kawaun Jakes 9 Yd Run (Jesse Roy Kick) 614
THIRD QUARTERTROYWKU
TD11:37Bobby Rainey 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 620
TD10:45Chandler Worthy 35 Yd Pass From Corey Robinson (Pat Failed) 1220
TD04:00Bobby Rainey 4 Yd Run (Jesse Roy Kick) 1227
TD02:03Chris Anderson 26 Yd Pass From Corey Robinson (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1827
FOURTH QUARTERTROYWKU
TD14:26Bobby Rainey 1 Yd Run (Jesse Roy Kick) 1834
TD03:01Braxston Miller 1 Yd Run (Jesse Roy Kick) 1841