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Recap - Hilltoppers Defeat Middle Tennessee 36-33

Bobby Rainey ran for 196 yards as Western Kentucky handled Middle Tennessee by a score of 36-33 on Thursday at Floyd Stadium.

Western Kentucky was the ATS victor, as they covered the 10.5-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 52.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Kawaun Jakes completed 17 of 34 pass attempts for 222 yards for the Hilltoppers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

William Pratcher rushed for 106 yards for Middle Tennessee, while D.D. Kyles added 96 yards. Logan Kilgore threw for 282 yards for the Blue Raiders, while receivers Anthony Amos and Malcolm Beyah had 100 and 55 yards respectively.

Western Kentucky was outgained by Middle Tennessee 482-440 yards in Thursday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 29-18 by the Blue Raiders.

The time of possession battle favored Western Kentucky as their offense was on the field for 36:03, longer than the 23:57 of their opponents.

Western Kentucky looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Florida Atlantic. Middle Tennessee will aim to get back on the winning track at Florida Atlantic.