BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Western Kentucky snapped an 18-game
home losing streak behind Bobby Rainey's career-high three
touchdowns and 206 rushing yards in a 42-23 win over
Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.
The Hilltoppers (3-4, 3-1 Sun Belt Conference) led the entire
way after Rainey scored from 1 yard out on their opening drive.
Rainey erased any doubt for a win when he broke a 24-yard touchdown
with 1:09 to play for the final margin.
Kadeem Jones added two touchdowns for the Hilltoppers, and
Kawaun Jakes went 15 of 18 for 242 yards with a touchdown and an
The Ragin' Cajuns (6-2, 4-1) hadn't lost since their
season-opener against Oklahoma State, while the Hilltoppers have
notched wins in each of their last three games.
Blaine Gautier led Louisiana-Lafayette, going 32 of 51 for 419
yards and two touchdowns through the air.
It was Western Kentucky's first home victory over a Football
Bowl Subdivision opponent.