Win Probability 100%

MEM
WKU
WKU 100%

MEM

31

WKU

51

End of 4th Quarter

Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • MEM491
    • 598WKU
  • Turnovers

    • MEM3
    • 1WKU
  • Possession

    MEMWKU
    36:3823:22
  • 1st Downs

    • MEM28
    • 28WKU

Game Information

FAU Football Stadium
Coverage: ESPN
  • Boca Raton, FL 33499
  • Line: WKU -6.5
  • Over/Under: 80
Attendance: 24,726
84%
Capacity: 29,419
12/20/2016 Associated Press

Western Kentucky beats Memphis in Boca Bowl, 51-31

Senior Anthony Wales gained 329 yards from scrimmage and Western Kentucky earned a bowl victory for the third year in a row by beating Memphis 51-31 Tuesday night in the Boca Raton Bowl.

Scoring Summary

1234T
Memphis1077731
Western Kentucky141416751
first QuarterMEMWKU
TD
10:43
Tony Pollard 45 Yd pass from Riley Ferguson (Jake Elliott Kick)
5 plays, 65 yards, 1:53
70
play
Memphis scores first with 45-yard TD pass (0:43)

Riley Ferguson throws to Troy Pollard, who weaves his way through the Western Kentucky defense for a 45-yard touchdown. (0:43)

TD
7:42
Stevie Donatell 4 Yd pass from Mike White (Skyler Simcox Kick)
8 plays, 75 yards, 3:01
77
play
Western Kentucky gets on the board with short TD strike (0:35)

Down 7-0, Mike White throws a four-yard touchdown pass to Stevie Donatelli to tie Western Kentucky's game with Memphis at seven. (0:35)

FG
5:38
Jake Elliott 33 Yd Field Goal
9 plays, 59 yards, 2:04
107
TD
1:47
Forrest Lamp 9 Yd Run (Skyler Simcox Kick)
8 plays, 78 yards, 3:51
1014
play
Lineman scores TD for Western Kentucky in Boca Raton Bowl (0:52)

Western Kentucky lineman Forrest Lamp gets the ball and goes in for the nine-yard touchdown to give the Hilltoppers the lead. (0:52)

second QuarterMEMWKU
TD
11:59
Nicholas Norris 37 Yd pass from Mike White (Skyler Simcox Kick)
6 plays, 74 yards, 2:13
1021
play
Western Kentucky pads bowl lead with 37-yard TD pass (0:42)

Mike White throws his second touchdown pass of the game with a 37-yard strike to Nicholas Norris, giving Western Kentucky a 21-10 lead over Memphis. (0:42)

TD
9:00
Anthony Miller 7 Yd pass from Riley Ferguson (Jake Elliott Kick)
8 plays, 75 yards, 2:59
1721
play
R. Ferguson pass to A. Miller for 7 yds for a TD (0:45)

Riley Ferguson pass complete to Anthony Miller for 7 yds for a TD (0:45)

TD
2:16
Anthony Wales 2 Yd Run (Skyler Simcox Kick)
13 plays, 71 yards, 6:44
1728
play
Wales punches in short TD to keep Western Kentucky in front (0:39)

Anthony Wales gets the handoff and runs in for the two-yard touchdown to give Western Kentucky a 28-17 lead over Memphis. (0:39)

third QuarterMEMWKU
TD
13:24
Taywan Taylor 41 Yd pass from Mike White (Skyler Simcox Kick)
4 plays, 75 yards, 1:36
1735
play
Western Kentucky goes up big with 41-yard TD pass to Taylor (0:38)

Western Kentucky comes out firing in the second half when Mike White throws deep and finds Taywan Taylor for a 41-yard touchdown to give the Hilltoppers a 35-17 lead over Memphis. (0:38)

TD
7:31
Anthony Wales 3 Yd Run (Skyler Simcox PAT failed)
3 plays, 21 yards, 1:23
1741
play
Wales picks up another rushing TD for Western Kentucky (0:34)

Antony Wales rushes in for a three-yard touchdown to give Western Kentucky a 41-17 lead over Memphis in the Boca Raton Bowl. (0:34)

TD
5:34
Anthony Miller 10 Yd pass from Riley Ferguson (Jake Elliott Kick)
6 plays, 75 yards, 1:57
2441
play
R. Ferguson pass to A. Miller for 10 yds for a TD (0:44)

Riley Ferguson pass complete to Anthony Miller for 10 yds for a TD (0:44)

FG
3:34
Skyler Simcox 21 Yd Field Goal
6 plays, 71 yards, 2:00
2444
fourth QuarterMEMWKU
TD
8:47
Anthony Miller 45 Yd pass from Riley Ferguson (Jake Elliott Kick)
6 plays, 72 yards, 1:37
3144
play
Memphis scores a 45 yard TD to convert on 4th down (0:49)

Riley Ferguson pass complete to Anthony Miller for 45 yds for a TD (0:49)

TD
2:18
Anthony Wales 1 Yd Run (Skyler Simcox Kick)
11 plays, 75 yards, 6:29
3151
play
Wales seals the deal for Western Kentucky with another TD (0:47)

Anthony Wales runs in for his third touchdown of the game to give Western Kentucky a 51-31 lead over Memphis. (0:47)

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