Toppers destroy Florida Atlantic

Toppers destroy Florida Atlantic

Mike White passed for 307 yards and three touchdowns, Anthony Wales ran for two scores, and Western Kentucky rolled up 661 total yards in a 52-3 throttling of Florida Atlantic on Saturday.

White found Nicholas Norris for a 76-yard score on the third play from scrimmage. He completed a 54-yard TD pass to Lucky Jackson late in the first quarter, and his 65-yard pass to Taywan Taylor gave the Hilltoppers (6-3, 4-1 Conference USA) a 21-0 lead with 13:51 left in the second quarter.

Taylor's TD grab was the 33rd of his career, tied for fifth all time in Conference-USA history.

Western Kentucky led 24-3 at the half. Scoring runs of 30 and 11 yards from Wales in the third quarter pushed the lead to 38-3. Drew Eckels and Tyler Ferguson also had passing TDs for the Hilltoppers.

Florida Atlantic (1-7, 0-4) did not convert a third down until its final possession of the game.

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