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.
|WKY||Jack Doyle 4 yd pass from Kawaun Jakes (Garrett Schwettman kick)|
|NTEXAS||Brandin Byrd 61 yd run (Zach Olen kick)|
|NTEXAS||Jeremy Brown 20 yd run (Zach Olen kick)|
|NTEXAS||Zach Olen 22 yd FG|
|WKY||Garrett Schwettman 39 yd FG|
|NTEXAS||Darnell Smith 12 yd pass from Derek Thompson (Zach Olen kick)|
|WKY||Jonathan Dowling 39 yd interception return (failed 2pt pass)|
|WKY||Garrett Schwettman 27 yd FG|
|WKY||Antonio Andrews 21 yd run (failed 2pt pass)|
|Third Down Efficiency||4-15||5-14|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-2||0-1|
|Kick Return Yds||113||68|
|Punt Return Yds||0||13|
|Time of Poss.||36:17||23:43|
|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 Texas||2nd Conference USA West||6-2||8-4|
|Western Kentucky||3rd Sun Belt||4-3||8-4|