Western Kentucky beats Louisiana-Lafayette 42-23

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.