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Florida International Falls 10-9 to Hilltoppers - Recap

The Golden Panthers had no answer for Bobby Rainey on Saturday as the Hilltoppers rolled to a 10-9 win at L.T. Smith Stadium.

Western Kentucky won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 49.5.

Kawaun Jakes completed 8 of 24 pass attempts for 143 yards for the Hilltoppers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Golden Panthers defense.

Kedrick Rhodes rushed for 42 yards for Florida International, while Darriet Perry added 17 yards. Wesley Carroll threw for 128 yards for the Golden Panthers, while receivers Jacob Younger and Wayne Times had 46 and 36 yards respectively.

Florida International was outgained by Western Kentucky 324-180 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 22-8 by the Hilltoppers.

Florida International lost the time of possession battle 35:46/24:14, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Next game, Western Kentucky takes its act on the road to face LSU looking for another win. For Florida International, they head home to face Florida Atlantic.