BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Leon Allen broke the Conference USA single-game rushing yards record with 345 yards and three touchdowns as the Hilltoppers defeated Army 52-24.
Western Kentucky (5-5, 2-4 Conference USA) registered 561 yards of offense to win back-to-back games for the first time this season, placing them one win away from bowl eligibility.
Allen scored on rushes of 1, 12, and a career-long 80-yards to give WKU its second-straight win over Army, and its fourth-straight versus the triple-option offense.
Brandon Doughty threw for three scores on 178 yards that included a 45-yarder to Willie McNeal as time expired in the first half for the 24-10 halftime lead.
Angel Santiago put Army (3-7) on the board first with a one-yard run in the first quarter and added a 54-yard run in the third. Larry Dixon led the Black Knights with 131 yards and a 58-yard touchdown run in the third quarter as Army registered 293 yards on the ground.