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Hilltoppers Down North Texas 31-21 - Match Report

Hilltoppers Down North Texas 31-21 - Match Report

Bobby Rainey scampered through the North Texas defense for 214 yards as Western Kentucky handed the Mean Green a 31-21 defeat on Saturday at Mean Green Stadium.

Western Kentucky was a favorite by 1.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 48.5.

Kawaun Jakes completed 19 of 29 pass attempts for 231 yards for the Hilltoppers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

James Hamilton rushed for 51 yards for North Texas, while Derek Thompson added 15 yards. Derek Thompson threw for 254 yards for the Mean Green, while receivers Brelan Chancellor and Ivan Delgado had 71 and 45 yards respectively.

North Texas lost the offensive yardage battle to Western Kentucky 483-322 yards in Saturday's game. Western Kentucky had more first downs as that total ended up 22-21.

Western Kentucky led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 39:45/20:15 split in that important category.

Western Kentucky heads into a Week 13 battle against Troy. North Texas, meanwhile, will have their next action against Middle Tennessee.