This past weekend, Western Kentucky traveled to San Marcos, Texas, determined to bring home a win. Coming off a bye week after their win verses Army, the Hilltoppers needed another victory to keep the attention of bowl organizers. WKU picked up their sixth win in New York against Army. When there are more teams eligible to play in bowls than there are bowls, 6-6 eligibility won’t be enough to get a 13th game.
Western Kentucky Can Run!
Texas State was in the same position and eager to move another step closer to the December 21st R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. However, Texas State was unprepared for Antonio Edwards. Antonio ran for over 200 yards and three touchdowns. Western Kentucky found the end zone five times, all on the ground. Anthony Wales and Leon Allen each ran for touchdowns to add to Edwards’ 3 rushing TDs.
Tyler Arndt wasn’t able to find his groove against Western Kentucky’s defense. He was intercepted three times in five passing attempts. Tyler Jones finished the game and completed fourteen of twenty five attempts for over 100 yards. He threw for the one Bobcat touchdown and was picked off one other time. Western Kentucky’s defense was relentless as they held Texas State to only 21 yards rushing.
In front of the home town crowd, Texas State’s dreams of bowl play were dashed in the 38-7 loss to Western Kentucky.
Around the Dome
Tulane easily dispatched the Texas El Paso Miners at home to move them to a 7-4 season. Many analysts believe Tulane to be the favorite pick for the R+L Bowl from the Conference USA. This was their final regular season home game in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. They will get to play in a brand new stadium on campus for the 2014 season.
Last year’s defending R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl champion, Louisiana, enjoyed a bye week this week, earning a chance to rest and get ready for a bowl push. They play Louisiana-Monroe Saturday in Lafayette. They are still undefeated in conference play and are on top of an 8 game winning streak. Let’s see how they do this week!
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