Ferby leads Western Ken­tucky to road vic­tory

Lexington Herald-Leader (Sunday) - - Sports - — AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

D’An­dre Ferby scored a pair of touch­downs and Western Ken­tucky jumped on Louisiana Tech (7-5) early and made it hold up for a 30-15 win on Satur­day at Rus­ton, La.

Western Ken­tucky (3-9, 2-6 Con­fer­ence USA) took the open­ing drive 87 yards in 11 plays and scored on Lucky Jack­son’s 18-yard touch­down run. On the Bull­dogs’ en­su­ing drive, Devon Key in­ter­cepted J’Mar Smith on the first play and the Hill­top­pers had the ball at Louisiana Tech’s 33.

The Hill­top­pers made it 14-0 when Steven Dun­can com­pleted a 10-yard pass to Mik’Quan Deane. to get that ninth reg­u­lar-sea­son vic­tory for this se­nior class, with Kash Daniel point­ing out that while the con­tri­bu­tions of this group on the field are no­table, fans don’t see all of the work the se­niors put in be­hind the scenes.

“Just the work of this class — not just phys­i­cally but men­tally and get­ting guys to fall in line, buy in day in and day out year after year after year,” said Daniel, who led the UK de­fense with eight tack­les, in­clud­ing two for a loss. “This is the class that did it. It would be real cool to see us finish 9-3 in the reg­u­lar sea­son.”

Chris Oats added five tack­les. Jor­dan Jones and Allen had four tack­les apiece, in­clud­ing 1.5 for loss for Jones and a sack for Allen, who also was cred­ited with a quar­ter­back hurry.

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