GAMEDAY College Football

Western Kentucky 73, Florida International 0

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Austin Reed passed for 381 yards and five touchdowns and Western Kentucky rolled to a 73-0 victory over Florida International.

Reed completed 29 of 35 passes for Western Kentucky (3-1) in a Conference USA opener. The Hilltoppers have scored at least 30 points in 18 straight games.

Reed connected with Malachi Corley for a 76-yard touchdown to open the scoring and teamed up with Joey Beljan for a 9-yard score on the final play of the first quarter.

Reed hit Corley for a 21-yard touchdown and found Dalvin Smith for a 12-yard score - giving him touchdown passes on four straight possessions. Reed's final scoring toss was a 4-yarder to Daewood Davis with 26 seconds left in the first half for a 42-0 lead.

Davion Ervin-Poindexter had two touchdown runs for Western Kentucky and L.T. Sanders ran 35 yards for a score. Backup quarterback Darius Ocean threw a 44-yard scoring strike to Easton Messer and Aaron Key returned a fumble 48 yards for a touchdown.

The last shutout for the Hilltoppers came in 2011 against Florida Atlantic. WKU piled up 688 yards of offense, while yielding just 180. The Hillltoppers' next victory will be the program's 600th.

It was the most points FIU has allowed in program history. The Panthers surrendered 72 in a 2013 loss to Louisville.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter FIUWestKy
WestKy TD 5:16 Malachi Corley 76 yd pass from Austin Reed (Brayden Narveson kick) 0 7
WestKy TD 0:00 Joey Beljan 9 yd pass from Austin Reed (Brayden Narveson kick) 0 14
Second Quarter FIUWestKy
WestKy TD 10:36 Malachi Corley 21 yd pass from Austin Reed (Brayden Narveson kick) 0 21
WestKy TD 8:23 Dalvin Smith 12 yd pass from Austin Reed (Brayden Narveson kick) 0 28
WestKy TD 4:01 Davion Ervin-Poindexter 19 yd run (Brayden Narveson kick) 0 35
WestKy TD 0:26 Daewood Davis 4 yd pass from Austin Reed (Brayden Narveson kick) 0 42
Third Quarter FIUWestKy
WestKy TD 12:30 Davion Ervin-Poindexter 7 yd run (Brayden Narveson kick) 0 49
WestKy FG 6:22 Brayden Narveson 30 yd FG 0 52
WestKy TD 3:31 Easton Messer 44 yd pass from Darius Ocean (Brayden Narveson kick) 0 59
Fourth Quarter FIUWestKy
WestKy TD 13:03 Aaron Key 48 yd fumble return (Brayden Narveson kick) 0 66
WestKy TD 1:20 L.T. Sanders 35 yd run (Brayden Narveson kick) 0 73
Team Stats
  FIU Western Kentucky
First downs 10 32
  Rushing 3 10
  Passing 6 20
  Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Efficiency 2-16, 13% 4-8, 50%
4th down efficiency 2-4, 50% 0-1, 0%
Rushes-Yards 32-56 27-210
Passing Yards 124 478
Return Yards 61 0
Completions-Attempts-Int 19-36-1 35-45-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--7 1--2
Punts 10 2
Punts-Average 44.2 38.5
Fumbles Lost 2-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 6-69 4-25
Time of Possession 30:32 29:28
FIU Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
G. James 13 23 85 0 0
H. Carlson 6 13 39 0 1
Western Kentucky Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
A. Reed 29 35 381 5 0
D. Ocean 3 6 72 1 1
C. Veltkamp 3 4 25 0 0
FIU Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
L. Joseph 15 31 2.1 0
E. Wilson Jr. 4 15 3.8 0
G. James 4 12 3.0 0
K. Owens 6 1 0.2 0
H. Carlson 3 -3 -1.0 0
Western Kentucky Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
L. Sanders 4 73 18.3 1
K. Robichaux 10 63 6.3 0
D. Ervin-Poindexter 4 29 7.3 2
J. Hall 1 29 29.0 0
J. Moses 3 20 6.7 0
D. Ocean 5 -4 -0.8 0
FIU Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
N. Jefferson 4 27 6.8 0
J. Miamen 2 19 9.5 0
T. Chambers 1 17 17.0 0
D. Patterson 2 15 7.5 0
R. Fournet 1 12 12.0 0
E. Wilson Jr. 1 8 8.0 0
P. Courtney Jr. 1 7 7.0 0
K. Owens 1 6 6.0 0
J. Bracey 2 5 2.5 0
L. Joseph 2 4 2.0 0
K. Mitchell 2 4 2.0 0
Western Kentucky Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Corley 3 125 41.7 2
D. Davis 8 85 10.6 1
M. Mathison 6 53 8.8 0
K. Hutchinson 5 53 10.6 0
E. Messer 1 44 44.0 1
J. Simon 2 40 20.0 0
D. Smith 3 28 9.3 1
J. Hall 2 16 8.0 0
K. Robichaux 3 15 5.0 0
D. Ervin-Poindexter 1 10 10.0 0
J. Beljan 1 9 9.0 1
FIU Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Chambers 1 0
Western Kentucky Interceptions
Player Int Yards
K. Hailassie 1 0
FIU Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
D. Montiel 10 442 44.2
Western Kentucky Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Ellard 2 77 38.5
FIU Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Western Kentucky Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
FIU Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
L. Joseph 3 38 12.7
E. Wilson Jr. 2 14 7.0
K. Davis 1 9 9.0
Western Kentucky Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
FIU Missed FG
Player Length
Western Kentucky Missed FG
Player Length




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