W. Kentucky 41, Troy 18

Bobby Rainey became Western Kentucky’s all-time leading rushing

leader, and the Hilltoppers secured their first winning season

since moving to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2009 with a 41-18

victory over Troy Saturday.

Western Kentucky’s win coupled with a loss by Arkansas State

next week would make the Hilltoppers (7-5, 7-1 Sun Belt Conference)

league co-champions with the Red Wolves.

There is no guarantee that Western Kentucky will be selected to

a bowl game, since the two Sun Belt bowl tie-ins have already been

locked up by Arkansas State (GoDaddy.com Bowl) and

Louisiana-Lafayette (New Orleans Bowl).

Rainey had 227 yards on 43 carries and scored three second-half

touchdowns. His 4,541 career yards surpassed Lerron Moore on the

all-time list, and Rainey’s 1,695 yards this season are also a

school record.

The Hilltoppers missed three fields and an extra point against

Trojans (3-7, 2-4).