Devin Singletary runs roughshod over Western Kentucky in FAU’s comeback victory

Florida Atlantic Owls offensive lineman Roman Fernandez (77) holds up Florida Atlantic Owls running back Devin Singletary (5) after scoring a touchdown against the WKU Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Devin Singletary ran for 244 yards and four touchdowns as Florida Atlantic scored 22 fourth-quarter points to roll past Western Kentucky 42-28 on Saturday night.

FAU (5-3, 4-0 Conference USA) is off to its best start since 2007.

Herb Miller’s interception to start the fourth quarter set up Singletary’s 60-yard touchdown run three plays later that tied the game at 28. Jason Driskel threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Willie Wright, and Singletary scored from 5-yards out to cap 10-play drive with 5:21 remaining.

Singletary had 12 and 1-yard TD runs in the first half, and finished with a career-high 36 carries.

Mike White threw for 371 yards and two touchdowns with pair of interceptions for Western Kentucky (5-3, 3-2 Conference USA). Deon Yelder’s 1-yard touchdown run gave the Hilltoppers a 28-20 lead late in the third quarter.