Austin Peay at Western Kentucky

W. Kentucky 49, Austin Peay 10


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Kawaun Jakes threw for a career-high 296 yards and four touchdowns to lead Western Kentucky over Austin Peay 49-10 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.

The fourth-year starting quarterback completed 18-of-23 passes, including touchdown passes of 21 yards to Willie McNeal, 15 yards to Tim Gorski, 13 yards to Boe Brand and 18 yards to Kadeem Jones. He also ran for a 9-yard touchdown.

Western Kentucky's Antonio Andrews scored the game's first touchdown on a 70 yard punt return.

The Hilltoppers defense held Austin Peay, a Football Championship Subdivision team, to 154 total yards while the Western Kentucky offense amassed 596 yards overall.

The lone negative for the Hilltoppers was field-goal kicking. Western Kentucky, which hit 5 of 20 field goals last year, missed all three attempts against Austin Peay.

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Scoring Summary
WKYAntonio Andrews 70 yd punt return (Jesse Roy kick)
WKYWillie McNeal 21 yd pass from Kawaun Jakes (Jesse Roy kick)
WKYTim Gorski 15 yd pass from Kawaun Jakes (Garrett Schwettman kick)
WKYKawaun Jakes 9 yd run (Garrett Schwettman kick)
WKYBoe Brand 13 yd pass from Kawaun Jakes (Garrett Schwettman kick)
APWesley Kitts 68 yd run (Stephen Stansell kick)
WKYKadeem Jones 18 yd pass from Kawaun Jakes (Garrett Schwettman kick)
WKYLeon Allen 4 yd run (Garrett Schwettman kick)
APStephen Stansell 44 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs728
Third Down Efficiency1-126-9
Fourth Down Efficiency0-10-1
Plays-Net Yards48-15466-596
Passing Yds11352
Kick Return Yds13274
Punt Return Yds074
Time of Poss.27:732:53
Individual Stats
AP: Wesley Kitts 10-104, Terrence Oliver 12-32, Ean Pemberton 8-11, Reco Williams 3-11, Johnathan Shuler 2-0, Jake Ryan 2--15
WKY: Leon Allen 13-93, Keshawn Simpson 8-60, Antonio Andrews 6-39, Marquis Sumler 5-32, Kawaun Jakes 3-21, Kadeem Jones 2-7, James Mauro 2--8
AP: Jake Ryan 2-10-11-1, Jacob Sexton 0-1-0-0
WKY: Kawaun Jakes 18-23-296-1, James Mauro 2-3-56-0, Brandon Doughty 0-1-0-0
AP: Devin Stark 2-11
WKY: Jack Doyle 5-76, Antonio Andrews 4-59, Boe Brand 3-55, Austin Aikens 2-72, Willie McNeal 2-23, Marcus Vasquez 1-24, Kadeem Jones 1-18, Tim Gorski 1-15, Rico Brown 1-10

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