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Western Kentucky at Georgia State

Petrino returns to Atlanta with a 44-28 WKU win

By GEORGE HENRY
Associated Press
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ATLANTA (AP) Antonio Andrews rushed for 110 yards, Brandon Doughty had 206 yards passing and Keshawn Simpson ran for four touchdowns to help Western Kentucky and coach Bobby Petrino beat Georgia State 44-28 on Saturday.

Petrino made his first appearance at the Georgia Dome since abruptly resigning 13 games into his only season as Atlanta Falcons coach six years ago.

The announced crowd of 5,377 barely acknowledged Petrino in pre-game introductions. Over 69,000 fans were at his last game in Atlanta, a 34-14 Monday night loss to the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 10, 2007.

Petrino shocked the Falcons with his sudden departure for Arkansas the following day. He went 34-17 with the Razorbacks, but was fired in April 2012 after acknowledging an extramarital affair.

Western Kentucky (5-4, 2-3 Sun Belt Conference) snapped a two-game losing streak. Ronnie Bell had two touchdown passes for Georgia State (0-9, 0-4).

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Scoring Summary
WKYKeshawn Simpson 2 yd run (Garrett Schwettman kick)
WKYGarrett Schwettman 40 yd FG
GASTRobert Davis 67 yd pass from Ronnie Bell (Wil Lutz kick)
WKYKeshawn Simpson 1 yd run (Garrett Schwettman kick)
WKYKadeem Jones 16 yd pass from Brandon Doughty (Garrett Schwettman kick)
WKYKeshawn Simpson 2 yd run (Garrett Schwettman kick)
GASTTravis Evans 2 yd run (Wil Lutz kick)
GASTJonathan Jean-Bart 11 yd run (Wil Lutz kick)
WKYKeshawn Simpson 3 yd run (Garrett Schwettman kick)
WKYTim Gorski 5 yd pass from Nelson Fishback (missed kick)
GASTAvery Sweeting 19 yd pass from Ronnie Bell (Wil Lutz kick)
 
Team Stats
 WKYGAST
First Downs2518
Third Down Efficiency7-136-15
Fourth Down Efficiency2-21-3
Plays-Net Yards75-44468-410
Rushes-Yds46-20327-85
Passing Yds241325
Kick Return Yds80144
Punt Return Yds-36
Passes18-29-126-41-2
Punts3-975-218
Fumbles-Lost2-10-0
Penalties-Yds4-306-65
Time of Poss.33:426:22
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
WKY: Antonio Andrews 22-110, Leon Allen 9-61, Keshawn Simpson 10-25, Brandon Doughty 3-4, Damarcus Smith 2-3
GAST: Jonathan Jean-Bart 10-53, Travis Evans 11-30, Ronnie Bell 6-2
PASSING
WKY: Brandon Doughty 15-24-206-1, Nelson Fishback 3-5-35-0
GAST: Ronnie Bell 26-41-325-2
RECEIVING
WKY: Willie McNeal 4-62, Tim Gorski 4-20, Taywan Taylor 3-57, Antonio Andrews 3-36, Nicholas Norris 1-36, Kadeem Jones 1-16, Jamarielle Brown 1-8, Cam Lewis 1-6
GAST: Albert Wilson 7-72, Avery Sweeting 5-71, Robert Davis 4-84, Parris Lee 4-32, Danny Williams 2-43, Jonathan Jean-Bart 1-11, Ronnie Bell 1-6, Travis Evans 1-3, Tim Wynn 1-3
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Western Kentucky7th Conference USA East0-11-2
Georgia State10th Sun Belt 0-11-2

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