White throws for 5 TDs again, WKU rallies past ODU 35-31
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Mike White threw five touchdown passes for the second straight game and Western Kentucky scored 14 straight points in the fourth quarter to rally past Old Dominion 35-31 on Friday night.
WKU pulled to 31-28 on Nacarius Fant’s 9-yard touchdown catch with 9:03 left in the fourth. On Old Dominion’s next offensive play, Drell Greene returned an interception 13 yards, and Quin Jernighan scored on a 30-yard touchdown grab for a four-point lead.
ODU’s Ray Lawry fumbled with 2:21 remaining on fourth-and-1, but the Monarchs got the ball back near midfield with 35 seconds left. Steven Williams’ Hail Mary attempt as time expired was intercepted by Leverick Johnson in the end zone.
White was 24 of 34 for 304 yards and Jernighan had a team-high 81 yards receiving for Western Kentucky (5-2, 3-1 Conference USA). Cameron Echols-Luper, Deon Yelder and Jacquez Sloan also scored on passes from White.
Williams, a 17-year-old, was intercepted three times in the fifth straight loss for Old Dominion (2-5, 0-3). Lawry, who missed four games with an injury, ran for a season-high 166 yards and three touchdowns.