NCAA Game Summary - Western Kentucky at U-L-M|
(Saturday, October 29th)
Final Score: Western Kentucky 31, ULM 28 (OT)
Monroe, LA (Sports Network) - A 24-yard field goal in the first overtime by
Jesse Roy provided the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers with their fourth straight
win as they logged a thrilling 31-28 victory against the Warhawks in Sun Belt
Conference action at Malone Stadium.
The Hilltoppers (4-4, 4-1 SBC), enjoying their first four-game win streak
since 2005, were led by Kawaun Jakes who converted 13-of-22 passes for 155
yards and a couple of touchdowns, while also being picked off once and
suffering three sacks in the outing. Running back Bobby Rainey posted a game-
high 104 yards and a score on 30 rushing attempts.
The Warhawks (2-6, 1-3), losers of two straight and five of their last six
outings, were led by Kolton Browning who hit on 25-of-59 passes for 365 yards
and two TDs, but he tossed one INT and was sacked a staggering six times.
Colby Harper produced eight catches for 110 yards and a touchdown in the
setback as well.
Following a scoreless first quarter, ULM's Mitchell Bailey put the home team
on the board with a five-yard TD run, but after that the Hilltoppers rattled
off 20 straight points.
Jakes hit Mitchell Henry with a 13-yard TD pass at the 8:48 mark of the second
frame and then Kadeem Jones landed in the end zone on a one-yard run, but a
blocked PAT after the first TD left the Hilltoppers with a 13-7 lead at the
The only points of the third quarter came courtesy of Rainey who reeled in a
15-yard TD pass from Jakes, leading the team to a 20-7 advantage.
ULM then assumed the lead late in the fourth quarter as the team picked up a
22-yard TD pass catch from Harper and a six-yard TD run by Browning with just
one minute remaining in regulation.
With a short field, thanks to a 79-yard kickoff return by John Evans, WKU
moved out to a 28-21 advantage on a four-yard TD run by Rainey and a
successful two-point pass play between Jakes and Boe Brand with a mere 38
seconds to play.
However, Browning and the Warhawks moved the ball 77 yards on just three
plays, over 32 seconds, capped by a seven-yard TD pass to Anthony McCall to
knot the score at 28-28 and send it into overtime.
The Warhawks had the first possession in overtime, but Derrius Brooks made a
huge interception in the end zone to halt any chance of ULM capturing the
10/29 21:58:05 ET