Hilltoppers Down Southern Miss 42-17 - Match Report
|Hilltoppers Down Southern Miss 42-17 - Match Report|
Southern Miss was unable to contain Antonio Andrews on Saturday and the result was a 42-17 Week 4 loss against the Hilltoppers.
Western Kentucky won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 48.5.
Kawaun Jakes completed 12 of 18 pass attempts for 172 yards for the Hilltoppers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Desmond Johnson rushed for 39 yards for Southern Miss, while Jeremy Hester added 39 yards. Ricky Lloyd threw for 72 yards for the Golden Eagles, while receivers Dominique Sullivan and Justin Sims had 46 and 15 yards respectively.
Southern Miss lost the offensive yardage battle to Western Kentucky 560-264 yards in Saturday's game. Western Kentucky had more first downs as that total ended up 25-16.
Southern Miss lost the time of possession battle 35:42/24:18, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Western Kentucky takes its act on the road to face Arkansas State looking for another win. For Southern Miss, they head home to face Louisville.