BOWLING GREEN, Ky.(AP) Alex Carrington returned a fumble 27 yards for a touchdown with 3:49 left and Arkansas State overcame a 17-point deficit to beat winless Western Kentucky 24-20 on Thursday night.
The loss extended Western Kentucky's losing streak to an Football Bowl Subdivision-high 20 games. The Hilltoppers (0-12, 0-8) haven't won since Sept. 20, 2008, a 50-9 victory over Murray State.
Western Kentucky took a 20-3 lead on Casey Tinius ' 34-yard field goal with 3:22 left in the third quarter. But the Red Wolves (4-8, 3-5 Sun Belt Conference) answered with two scores on a 12-yard run by Ryan Aplin and on his 4-yard pass to J.T. Jordan.
Arkansas State pulled ahead for good when Stanley Wakwe sacked Western Kentucky quarterback Kawaun Jakes , causing him to fumble as Carrington returned it for the go-ahead score.
Jakes went 12-for-19 for 121 yards for the Hilltoppers.