WKU handles Morgan State 58-17

Led by Antonio Andrews' five rushing touchdowns, Western Kentucky defeated visiting Morgan State 58-17 on Saturday.

Led by senior Antonio Andrews' five rushing touchdowns, Western Kentucky defeated visiting Morgan State 58-17 on Saturday.

The 6-foot runningback earned his five scores and 213 rushing yards with only 17 carries, on his way to breaking the previous WKU school record for individual rushing touchdowns in a single game (4).

WKU head coach Bobby Petrino raved about Andrews' performance to the media in his postgame interview.

"To see him (Andrews) run, play the way he did and break the record was great," Petrino said. "Because he is the guy that comes to practice with a smile on his face and works hard.

"I was really happy for him."

While the ground game dominated the night, the Toppers' rotated in four different quarterbacks on the night, with mostly mixed results.

True freshman Todd Porter got his first official start for the Toppers', completing 5-of-10 passes for 76 yards and an interception.

Junior Brandon Doughty, the starter for WKU in their first three games, finished 7-for-7 for 55 yards.

"(Todd) Porter came out and did a good job early," Petrino said. "(He) got a little relaxed and tried to make a great play instead of just calming down and taking what they gave him.

"You did see his ability to move and his arm strength throwing the ball deep. Brandon (Doughty) was sharp and threw the ball on time."

Redshirt freshman DaMarcus Smith and junior college transfer Nelson Fishback also saw time at quarterback.

"I was happy with (Nelson) Fishback on the way he ran and executed," Petrino said. "He's been getting better every day in practice.

"DaMarcus (Smith) did what he can do – get out there, run around and make plays."

On defense, WKU was led by senior linebacker Xavius Boyd (10 tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble,) and senior linebacker Andrew Jackson (Nine tackles.)

WKU improved to 2-2 overall on the season, while Morgan State fell to 0-4 overall.

The Toppers' next host visiting Navy on Sept. 28.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. CT and will be televised live on ESPNNews.

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