W. Kentucky 56, Indiana St. 7

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Western Kentucky scored on its first seven possessions and ran for 380 yards in a 56-7 win Saturday over Indiana State.

Five Hilltoppers scored at least one rushing touchdown, and three scored two. Western Kentucky bolted to a 42-0 first-half lead on six touchdown runs of 15 yards or less.

The Hilltoppers (4-3) then added two more short touchdown runs in the third quarter before Indiana State (0-8) scored its lone touchdown on a 36 yard pass from Charlie Dowdell to Bryan McCulley.

David Wolke led Western Kentucky in rushing with 72 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns. But three other players also had at least 10 carries. K.J. Black and Wolke combined to complete 11 of 14 passes for 130 yards.

McCulley led the Sycamores in rushing with 52 yards on seven carries.

Indiana State's homecoming loss nearly matched the final score of its season-opening 55-7 loss to Indiana University. The Sycamores have had several blowout losses so far this season.

They lost 54-20 to Eastern Illinois, 72-10 to Southern Illinois and 69-17 to Illinois State.

The school fired football coach Lou West last month and replaced him with interim coach Dennis Raetz.


2015 Missouri Valley Football Conference Standings

North Dakota State7-113-2
Illinois State7-110-2
Northern Iowa5-39-4
South Dakota State5-38-4
Western Illinois5-37-6
Indiana State3-55-6
South Dakota3-55-6
Youngstown State3-55-6
Southern Illinois2-63-8
Missouri State0-81-10