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Golden Eagles Fall To Western Kentucky On The Road, 42-17

Anthony Alford

Anthony Alford

Sept. 22, 2012

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Anthony Alford and Tyre Bracken scored touchdowns for the Golden Eagles on Saturday as Western Kentucky defeated Southern Mississippi 42-17.

Antonio Andrews accounted for 136 yards rushing, 74 yards receiving and two touchdowns for Western Kentucky.

Western Kentucky quarterback Kawaun Jakes threw touchdown passes of 25, 36 and 2 yards. He finished the game 12-for-18 for 173 yards and no interceptions.

The Hilltoppers amassed 560 yards of total offense while playing in front of a crowd of 23,532, the biggest in school history.

Western Kentucky held Southern Miss to 264 yards.

The Hilltoppers scored the game's first 14 points and scored the next 28 after a Golden Eagles field goal.

Western Kentucky safety Jonathan Dowling was ejected from the game in the third quarter for a hit to the head of Southern Miss receiver Tyre Bracken.

Western Kentucky is 3-1 for the first time since 2007, while Southern Miss is 0-3 for the first time since 1976.

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