Western Kentucky's losing streak is now at 26 games

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Louisiana-Monroe scored 28 straight

points in the fourth quarter and went on to beat Western Kentucky

35-30 Saturday night.

The loss was the 26th straight for the Hilltoppers (0-6, 0-2 Sun

Belt Conference), who have the nation's longest losing streak.

Western Kentucky led 24-7 in the fourth quarter, but could not

close out the Warhawks (3-3, 2-1). An interception return for a

touchdown by Robert Nelson with 2 minutes left sealed the victory

for Louisiana-Monroe.

Kawaun Jakes threw a touchdown pass to Willie McNeal with 55

seconds remaining, but the Hilltoppers could not recover an onside

kick after the score.

Kolton Browning threw for 209 yards and a touchdown for the

Warhawks, while Jyruss Edwards rushed 12 times for 60 yards and two


Western Kentucky's Bobby Rainey rushed for 174 yards and two

touchdowns on a career-high 32 rushes.