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NCAA Game Summary - Florida Atlantic at Western Kentucky



(Saturday, November 6th)

Final Score: Florida Atlantic 17, Western Kentucky 16

Bowling Green, KY (Sports Network) - Jeff VanCamp threw for 140 yards and one touchdown as the Florida Atlantic Owls slipped by the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 17-16, in a Sun Belt Conference clash at L.T. Smith Stadium.

VanCamp finished the day 9-of-22 and was intercepted once in the win for the Owls (3-5, 2-3 SBC). Alfred Morris ran for 68 yards and a score on 25 carries for Florida Atlantic, while Lester Jean caught three passes for 79 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Western Kentucky (1-8, 1-4) was led by running back Bobby Rainey who ran for 152 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries in the loss. Quarterback Kawaun Jakes converted a mere 8-of-24 passes for 70 yards and was picked off once.

The Hilltoppers struck first on an 11-yard touchdown scamper by Rainey early in the first quarter.

Florida Atlantic responded with a 19-yard scoring run by Morris, knotting the affair at seven.

WKU took a 9-7 advantage after stopping the Owls on a running play in their own end zone with less than seven minutes remaining in the first half.

FAU jumped back on top after a 62-yard touchdown pass from VanCamp to Jean as the Owls took a 14-9 lead into the intermission.

Rainey gave the Hilltoppers a 16-14 advantage after scoring the only points in the third quarter on a one-yard touchdown run.

Florida Atlantic took the lead for good after kicker Ross Gornall connected on a 26-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter. Western Kentucky was unable to answer back as the Owls secured the one-point victory.

11/06 20:53:18 ET