NCAAF Game Recap - Middle Tennessee at Western Kentucky
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:00 PM EST

TxAM
7
LSU
50
F
OHSt
56
Mich
27
F
Clem
38
SCar
3
F
UGA
52
GATec
7
F
Ala
45
Aub
48
F
Colo
15
Utah
45
F
Okla
34
OkSt
16
F
FlaSt
17
Fla
40
F
Wisc
38
Minn
17
F
Bayl
61
Kans
6
F
Rut
6
PSU
27
F
OreSt
10
Oreg
24
F
ND
45
Stan
24
F
Cin
24
Mem
34
F
Iowa
27
Neb
24
F
Boise
31
ColSt
24
F
App
48
Troy
13
F
VaTec
30
UVA
39
F
Navy
56
Hou
41
F
Ohio
52
Akr
3
F
WestMI
14
NIU
17
F
Miss
20
MisSt
21
F
Kent
34
E Mi
26
F
Toled
7
C Mi
49
F
BGSU
7
Buff
49
F
MiaOH
27
Ball
41
F
TxTch
24
Tex
49
F
Mizzu
24
Ark
14
F
WaSt
13
Wash
31
F
WVU
20
TCU
17
F
ArkSt
30
SoAl
34
F
SoFL
7
UCF
34
F
TxSt
21
CoCar
24
F
Tuls
49
ECU
24
F
NW
29
Ill
10
F
Ind
44
Purd
41
F(1OT)
FLInt
27
Marsh
30
F OT
Lou
13
KY
45
F
Wake
30
Syr
39
F OT
Wyo
6
AF
20
F
MidTN
26
W Ky
31
F
Char
38
OD
22
F
NMSt
28
Lib
49
F
UNLV
33
Nev
30
F OT
Rice
30
UTEP
16
F
UConn
17
Temp
49
F
UTSA
27
LaTec
41
F
BC
26
Pitt
19
F
MD
16
MSU
19
F
SMiss
17
FlAtl
34
F
MiaFL
17
Duke
27
F
Tul
20
SMU
37
F
UtSt
38
NM
25
F
UAB
26
NorTx
21
F
Vand
10
Tenn
28
F
GASt
10
GaSo
38
F
IASt
17
K St
27
F
UNC
41
NCSt
10
F
ULMon
30
ULLaf
31
F
BYU
3
SDSU
13
F
Ariz
14
AzSt
24
F
Cal
28
UCLA
18
F
Fres
16
SJSU
17
F
Army
31
Hawaii
52
F

Nov 30, 2019, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Middle Tennessee (4-8)

3

10

0

13

26

Western Kentucky (8-4)

3

7

7

14

31

Western Kentucky strikes twice in 4th, rallies to 31-26 win
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:56 PM

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Gaej Walker rushed for 119 yards and his fourth-quarter touchdown capped a 31-26 win as Western Kentucky rallied past Middle Tennessee on Saturday.

The Hilltoppers (8-4, 6-2 Conference USA) trailed 20-17 entering the final period but wrapped two touchdowns around a Middle Tennessee fumble to claim the win. Ty Storey, who passed for 294 yards and two touchdowns, tossed a 3-yard pass to Quin Jernighan as the Hilltoppers leapt ahead 24-20 with 7:14 left.

Middle Tennessee had the ball for five plays before Damon Lowe recovered a fumble at the 44. Storey fired a 16-yard pass to Jahcour Pearson and also rushed for 16 yards quickly setting up a first-and-goal from the 7. Walker punched in from the 5, extending the WKU lead to 31-24.

The Blue Raiders (4-8, 3-5) fashioned a 78-yard drive in 12 plays capped by an 11-yard TD pass from Asher O'Hara to Ty Lee, getting as close as 31-26.

With 43 seconds left in the game, the Blue Raiders went for the onside kick, which was recovered by Western Kentucky's Jeremiah Fails.

O'Hara was 18-for-33 passing for 301 yards and three TDs. He rushed for another 144 yards on 29 carries,

Passing

MidTN Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
A. O'Hara 33 18 54.5 3 301 54 1 103.2
W Ky Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Storey 30 23 76.7 2 294 64 0 129.0

Rushing

MidTN Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. O'Hara 29 144 5.0 22 0
C. Mobley 11 21 1.9 7 0
W Ky Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
G. Walker 14 119 8.5 47 1
T. Storey 12 62 5.2 27 1

Receiving

MidTN Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Mobley 2 82 41.0 54 0
Y. Ali 5 59 11.8 21 0
W Ky Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
L. Jackson 8 110 13.8 64 1
Q. Jernighan 4 76 19.0 33 1

Fumbles

Returning

MidTN KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
C. Mobley 1 3.0 0 3 0 - 0 0
W Ky KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Sloan 3 13.0 0 20 0 - 0 0
R. Cray 0 - 0 0 2 1.5 0 2

Punting

MidTN Punt Yds Avg LgPu
K. Ulbrich 2 76 38.0 44
M. Stephenson 2 62 31.0 31
W Ky Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Haggerty 3 139 46.3 57

Takeaways

W Ky Int Yds InTD
R. Cray 1 5 0

Team Stats Comparison

MidTN W Ky
Points For 26 31
Total Yards 466 474
Rushing Yards 165 180
Passing Yards 301 294
Passing Completions / Attempts 18/33 23/30
Turnovers 2 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 1/1
First Downs 24 20
Penalties - Yards 1/15 1/5
Time Of Possession 2:02 58:58
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/15 3/10
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 3/4 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 4/34 3/46

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter MidTN W Ky
MidTN 5:33 FG Crews Holt 26 yd FG 3 0
W Ky 13:47 FG Cory Munson 21 yd FG 3 3
2nd Quarter MidTN W Ky
MidTN 0:58 TD Isiah Upton 17 yd pass from Asher O'Hara (Crews Holt kick) 10 3
W Ky 11:16 TD Ty Storey 27 yd run (Cory Munson kick) 10 10
MidTN 14:30 FG Crews Holt 20 yd FG 13 10
3rd Quarter MidTN W Ky
W Ky 1:20 TD Lucky Jackson 64 yd pass from Ty Storey (Cory Munson kick) 13 17
4th Quarter MidTN W Ky
MidTN 2:17 TD Jarrin Pierce 24 yd pass from Asher O'Hara (Crews Holt kick) 20 17
W Ky 7:46 TD Quin Jernighan 3 yd pass from Ty Storey (Cory Munson kick) 20 24
W Ky 11:32 TD Gaej Walker 5 yd run (Cory Munson kick) 20 31
MidTN 14:17 TD Ty Lee 11 yd pass from Asher O'Hara (failed 2pt rush) 26 31

Game Information

Stadium: Houchens-Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Attendance: 7,589
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