Recap - Hilltoppers Defeat Louisiana-Monroe 31-10
|Recap - Hilltoppers Defeat Louisiana-Monroe 31-10|
Brandon Doughty's 370-yard performance through the air was the key in Western Kentucky's 31-10 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday at Malone Stadium.
Western Kentucky won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 49.5.
Antonio Andrews rushed for 155 yards, while Keshawn Simpson added 12 yards in the win. Taywan Taylor and Mitchell Henry added 75 and 65 receiving yards respectively.
Jyruss Edwards rushed for 57 yards for Louisiana-Monroe, while Centarius Donald added 54 yards. Brayle Brown threw for 275 yards for the Warhawks, while receivers Kenzee Jackson and Rashon Ceaser had 81 and 66 yards respectively.
Western Kentucky outgained Louisiana-Monroe 530-391 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 27-16 by the Hilltoppers.
Western Kentucky led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 33:28/26:32 split in that important category.
Next game, Western Kentucky takes its act home to face Louisiana-Lafayette looking for another win. For Louisiana-Monroe, they head on the road to face Texas State.