Western Kentucky at La.-Lafayette

W. Kentucky 54, Louisiana-Lafayette 21


LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Western Kentucky snapped the nation's longest losing streak on Saturday, beating Louisiana-Lafayette 54-21 on Saturday.

The Hilltoppers (1-6, 1-2 Sun Belt Conference), in their second year as a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision, had lost 26 straight games for the longest loss streak among all NCAA divisions.

Western Kentucky lost its final eight games in 2008 in a 2-10 season before going 0-12 last year and losing its first six this year.

The Hilltoppers scored 17 unanswered points in the final 3:02 of the first half to take a 27-7 lead and then scored on their first two possessions of the second half. Derrius Brooks then returned an interception 62 yards for a touchdown with 13:17 left to build a 47-14 lead.

Chris Masson completed 16 of 34 passes for 223 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions for the Ragin' Cajuns (2-5, 2-3).

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Scoring Summary
WKYCasey Tinius 20 yd FG
WKYJamarcus Allen 69 yd fumble return (Casey Tinius kick)
LALAFAYAaron Spikes 52 yd pass from Chris Masson (Brett Baer kick)
WKYKawaun Jakes 1 yd run (Casey Tinius kick)
WKYAntonio Andrews 4 yd run (Casey Tinius kick)
WKYCasey Tinius 47 yd FG
LALAFAYBrad McGuire 1 yd run (Brett Baer kick)
WKYKawaun Jakes 1 yd run (missed kick)
WKYDemetrius Coley 43 yd pass from Kawaun Jakes (Casey Tinius kick)
WKYDerrius Brooks 62 yd interception return (Casey Tinius kick)
WKYAntonio Andrews 30 yd run (Casey Tinius kick)
LALAFAYBrad McGuire 1 yd run (Brett Baer kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2116
Third Down Efficiency9-127-15
Fourth Down Efficiency0-02-5
Plays-Net Yards60-40967-351
Passing Yds262255
Kick Return Yds58125
Punt Return Yds90
Time of Poss.32:227:58
Individual Stats
WKY: Bobby Rainey 21-67, Antonio Andrews 7-52, Kawaun Jakes 4-28, Willie McNeal 1-8, Donald Campbell 1--2, Team 3--6
LALAFAY: Aaron Spikes 9-42, Brad McGuire 11-24, Blaine Gautier 2-17, Robert Walker 3-5, Spencer Ortego 1-4, Chris Masson 5-2, Yobes Walker 1-2
WKY: Kawaun Jakes 18-22-262-0, Team 0-1-0-0
LALAFAY: Chris Masson 16-34-223-2, Brad McGuire 1-1-32-0
WKY: Marcus Vasquez 8-76, Willie McNeal 5-88, Demetrius Coley 2-74, Bobby Rainey 2-11, Jack Doyle 1-13
LALAFAY: Vernon Wolfe 4-94, Marlin Miller 3-15, Aaron Spikes 2-54, James Butler 2-27, Andrew Joseph 2-16, Richie Falgout 2-5, Pierre Hill 1-32, Ladarius Green 1-12
Western Kentucky1st Conference USA East7-111-3

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