North Texas Falls 25-24 to Hilltoppers - Recap
Antonio Andrews ran for 230 yards as Western Kentucky handled North Texas by a score of 25-24 on Saturday at L.T. Smith Stadium.
Western Kentucky did not, however, defeat the Mean Green against the spread, which closed at 11.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 51.5.
Kawaun Jakes completed 14 of 29 pass attempts for 173 yards for the Hilltoppers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Mean Green defense.
Brandin Byrd rushed for 102 yards for North Texas, while Jeremy Brown added 64 yards. Derek Thompson threw for 146 yards for the Mean Green, while receivers Darnell Smith and Drew Miller had 49 and 36 yards respectively.
Western Kentucky lost the time of possession battle 36:17/23:43, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.