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WKULooking at Saturday’s numbers from the Western Kentucky-Louisiana Monroe football game, one would think WKU had a “w.”
Well to borrow a famous line, “the games aren’t played on paper…they’re played on the field.”
Despite having 449 total yards to ULM’s 385, the team from the land of the Saints came away with a 43-42 win in OT.
Don’t blame the usual offensive cast in the loss for WKU. QB Kawaun Jakes provided the fire power passing for 308 yards. He also completed 25 of 32 passes and four touchdowns and one pick.
Willie McNeal caught seven passes for 120 yards and one touchdown and Antonio Andrews carried the football 21 times for 104 yards. He also had one touchdown.
The fourth quarter proved to be the winning hand for ULM as they outscored WKU, forcing the extra frame. The first half was wild as the Hilltoppers scored seven points in the opening period. The defense forced ULM to lay a goose egg in the opening period.
In the second period, both teams blew the lights out of the scoreboard scoring 21 points a piece. Defense was the name of the game in the third period as no one scored. In the fourth, ULM outscored WKU 14-7.
WKU gets back to action against Florida International this weekend.
Soccer Seniors Say Good Bye
Five Western Kentucky University seniors made their final game on the WKU Soccer Complex a special one as the Lady Toppers defeated conference leader North Texas 2-0 on Sunday at the WKU Soccer Complex.
WKU is the only team in the Sun Belt Conference to shutout the Mean Green this season and only the third overall this season. WKU also shutout the Mean Green in last year’s conference tournament semifinal game, winning in penalty kicks. It marked the league leading eighth shutout of the season for the Lady Toppers, who posted their 21st shutout in the last two years.
Seniors Amanda Buechel (Cincinnati, Ohio), Lauren Crowder (Germantown, Tenn.), Courtney Rymer (Nashville, Tenn.), Christen Sims (Madison, Ala.) and Ali Stahlke (Naperville, Ill.) were honored in a pregame ceremony at the WKU Soccer Complex in front of 308 fans, the highest attended home game of the season.
In 11 wins this season, WKU has now outscored opponents 29-3.
The numbers look like this. WKU has 11 wins this season going 6-2-1 at home and going 4-0 in Sun Belt play. The two losses came at the hands of Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Of course we all know which conference those two are in.
The Lady Toppers will close out the regular season on Oct. 26 at Middle Tennessee before heading to Mobile, Ala. for the 2012 Sun Belt Conference Tournament, hosted by South Alabama. Opening round games are set for Oct. 31.

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