Anthony Wales ran for three touchdowns and Deon Yelder blocked an extra point in the second overtime to lift Western Kentucky over Middle Tennessee 44-43 on Saturday.
Middle Tennessee’s Brent Stockstill threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Andrews in the second OT but Canon Rooker’s PAT was blocked. Wales bullied in from the 1-yard line and Skyler Simcox made the PAT to end it.
Wales ran for 158 yards and Mike White threw for 391 yards and two touchdowns for Western Kentucky (4-3, 2-1 Conference USA).
White drove the Hilltoppers 77 yards in 10 plays to the Blue Raiders’ half-yard line with 14 seconds left in regulation. Middle Tennessee forced an incomplete pass on third down, and Simcox kicked an 18-yard field goal to send it to overtime.
Stockstill threw for 434 yards and three touchdowns for Middle Tennessee (4-2, 2-1). I’Tavius Mathers had 143 yards rushing and two scores. Richie James broke his own program record with 16 catches and had 233 yards receiving.