Western Kentucky head coach Mike Sanford said earlier in the week the gameplan was to slow down Florida Atlantic's rushing attack, but they couldn't get it done, as the Owls rush for 300-plus total yards to win 34-15 over visiting WKU Saturday.
Devin Singletary ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns, becoming the first Florida Atlantic running back to top 4,000 career yards.
Kerrith Whyte Jr., who finished with 163 yards on 21 carries, staked the Owls (5-5, 3-3 Conference USA) to a 7-0 lead with an 8-yard run on FAU's first possession of the game and Lane Kiffin's squad never trailed in the game.
Steven Duncan got the start at quarterback for the Hilltoppers and finished with 228 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
WKU plays at home for one final time Saturday against UTEP.