W. Kentucky 20, FAU 0
Bobby Rainey rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns Saturday
and Western Kentucky played the role of spoiler by winning the
first game in Florida Atlantic’s new on-campus stadium, 20-0.
The game drew a near-sellout crowd in the 30,000-seat, $70
million stadium, but the winless Owls’ offense gave fans little to
cheer about. Florida Atlantic (0-6, 0-3 Sun Belt Conference)
totaled only 121 yards and six first downs.
Rainey scored the first points in the stadium on a 4-yard run in
the second quarter for Western Kentucky (2-4, 2-1). He added a
1-yard run following a blocked punt for the final touchdown.
Florida Atlantic sputtered with quarterback David Kooi making
his first career start in place of an injured Graham Wilbert.