(Saturday, September 28)
Final Score: Western Kentucky 19, Navy 7
Bowling Green, KY (Sports Network) - Antonio Andrews rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers earned a 19-7 triumph over the Navy Midshipmen at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.
Brandon Doughty completed 25-of-31 pass attempts but had just 198 yards and was intercepted once for Western Kentucky (3-2). Joel German finished with seven receptions for 87 yards.
Chris Swain had a team-high 32 yards rushing for Navy (2-1). The Midshipmen lost starting quarterback Keenan Reynolds to an injury in the second quarter. Backup John Hendrick completed 5-of-13 pass attempts for 56 yards and was intercepted twice.
After forcing Western Kentucky to punt on the Hilltoppers' first possession, Navy got into the end zone on its first drive. Reynolds capped off a 10-play, 67-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown run.
Early in the second quarter Western Kentucky drove to the Navy 10-yard line but Doughty was sacked on 3rd-and-four and the Hilltoppers settled for a 30- yard field goal from Garrett Schwettman.
Andrews gave the Hilltoppers a 10-7 lead towards the end of the third quarter with a two-yard touchdown run.
Andrews scored his second touchdown of the game early in the fourth quarter on an 11-yard run. Later in the period the Hilltoppers' Xavius Boyd sacked Hendrick in the end zone for a safety.
Hendrick was then intercepted on the Midshipmen's final drive, allowing Western Kentucky to come away with the win.
Navy, which ranked first in the nation in rushing yards (398 ypg) entering the contest, had just 107 yards on the ground in the loss.
09/28 17:55:34 ET