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Louisiana-Monroe Falls 31-28 to Hilltoppers - Recap

Louisiana-Monroe Falls 31-28 to Hilltoppers - Recap

Bobby Rainey tore up the turf for 104 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Hilltoppers to a 31-28 win over the Warhawks at Malone Stadium.

Western Kentucky was an underdog by 6 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 48.5.

Kawaun Jakes completed 13 of 22 pass attempts for 155 yards for the Hilltoppers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Warhawks defense.

Kolton Browning rushed for 29 yards for Louisiana-Monroe, while Tavarese Maye added 25 yards. Kolton Browning threw for 365 yards for the Warhawks, while receivers Colby Harper and Brent Leonard had 110 and 80 yards respectively.

Louisiana-Monroe outgained Western Kentucky 456-283 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 30-19 by the Warhawks.

The time of possession battle favored Western Kentucky as their offense was on the field for 31:59, longer than the 28:01 of their opponents.

Western Kentucky heads into a Week 10 battle against Florida International. Louisiana-Monroe, meanwhile, will have their next action against Louisiana-Lafayette.