Troy Defeats Western Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Troy jumped out to a 14-0 lead with a first-quarter defensive touchdown and held on to beat Western Kentucky 21-17 Saturday.

Troy (7-3) leads the Sun Belt Conference.

The Trojans never trailed in defeating the Hilltoppers (6-4).

The Trojans scored twice in the first quarter. They took a 7-0 lead on Omar Haugabook's 5-yard pass to Gary Banks with 9:25 remaining.

On the next possession, Troy 's Chris Bradwell picked up a David Wolke fumble and returned it 16 yards for a 14-0 lead.

Western Kentucky pulled to 21-14 with a 65-yard scoring drive in the third quarter. Stephen Willis scored from a yard out at the 7:30 mark.

Troy plays Middle Tennessee on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Movie Gallery Veterans Stadium.