Southward leads Troy past Western Kentucky 40-20

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Shawn Southward ran for 140 yards and
four touchdowns in Troy's 40-20 victory over Western Kentucky on

The Trojans (7-2, 6-0 Sun Belt Conference) and the Hilltoppers
(0-9, 0-5) traded scores until halftime.

Troy, which led 21-20 at intermission, shut out Western Kentucky
in the second half.

Southward exploded for 127 yards and three of his scores after
being held to only 13 yards on four carries and a touchdown in the
first half.

Levi Brown went 20-for-33 for 251 yards and a touchdown for the

Kawaun Jakes paced the Hilltoppers with 156 yards and a
touchdown rushing and 185 yards and a score passing. He accounted
for 269 of Western Kentucky's 310 first-half yards.

Jake Gaebler became the Hilltoppers all-time leader in
receptions with 153.

The loss extends the Hilltoppers' losing streak to 17 games
dating back to last season.