BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Louisiana-Monroe scored 28 straight points in the fourth quarter and went on to beat Western Kentucky 35-30 Saturday night.
The loss was the 26th straight for the Hilltoppers (0-6, 0-2 Sun Belt Conference), who have the nation's longest losing streak.
Western Kentucky led 24-7 in the fourth quarter, but could not close out the Warhawks (3-3, 2-1). An interception return for a touchdown by Robert Nelson with 2 minutes left sealed the victory for Louisiana-Monroe.
Kawaun Jakes threw a touchdown pass to Willie McNeal with 55 seconds remaining, but the Hilltoppers could not recover an onside kick after the score.
Kolton Browning threw for 209 yards and a touchdown for the Warhawks, while Jyruss Edwards rushed 12 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns.
Western Kentucky's Bobby Rainey rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns on a career-high 32 rushes.