North Texas at Western Kentucky

W. Kentucky 25, North Texas 24


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Antonio Andrews ran for 230 yards, including the game-winning 21-yard touchdown, as Western Kentucky beat North Texas 25-24 Saturday.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Hilltoppers (7-5, 4-4 Sun Belt Conference) and clinched their second straight winning season.

Andrews set up the winning touchdown with a 53-yard run. Two plays later, the junior ran right, broke two tackles and scored with 3:30 to play.

The Hilltoppers, who rallied from a 24-10 deficit, stopped North Texas on fourth-and-3 at the Mean Green's 35 on their next possession, sealing the win.

North Texas quarterback Derek Thompson threw for 146 yards and a touchdown, completing 18 of 25 passes. Running back Brandin Byrd carried 17 times for 102 yards.

Western Kentucky will now wait to learn its bowl fate.

North Texas (4-8, 3-5), which moves to Conference USA next season, finished with its eighth straight losing record.

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Scoring Summary
WKYJack Doyle 4 yd pass from Kawaun Jakes (Garrett Schwettman kick)
NTEXASBrandin Byrd 61 yd run (Zach Olen kick)
NTEXASJeremy Brown 20 yd run (Zach Olen kick)
NTEXASZach Olen 22 yd FG
WKYGarrett Schwettman 39 yd FG
NTEXASDarnell Smith 12 yd pass from Derek Thompson (Zach Olen kick)
WKYJonathan Dowling 39 yd interception return (failed 2pt pass)
WKYGarrett Schwettman 27 yd FG
WKYAntonio Andrews 21 yd run (failed 2pt pass)
Team Stats
First Downs1616
Third Down Efficiency4-155-14
Fourth Down Efficiency1-20-1
Plays-Net Yards65-29960-388
Passing Yds146173
Kick Return Yds11368
Punt Return Yds013
Time of Poss.36:1723:43
Individual Stats
NTEXAS: Brandin Byrd 17-102, Jeremy Brown 18-64, Derek Thompson 5--13
WKY: Antonio Andrews 25-230, Keshawn Simpson 2-6, Team 2--4, Kawaun Jakes 2--17
NTEXAS: Derek Thompson 18-25-146-2
WKY: Kawaun Jakes 14-29-173-1
NTEXAS: Darnell Smith 5-49, Brandin Byrd 4-14, Drew Miller 3-36, Carlos Harris 2-35, Ivan Delgado 2-15, Jeremy Brown 2--3
WKY: Jack Doyle 3-33, Austin Aikens 2-60, Rico Brown 2-16, Antonio Andrews 2-12, Marcus Vasquez 2-7, Willie McNeal 2-2, Mitchell Henry 1-43
North Texas4th Conference USA West3-55-8
Western Kentucky1st Conference USA East7-111-3

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