BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Western Kentucky took Navy out of the ranks of unbeaten, defeating the Midshipmen 19-7 win Saturday at Houchens-Smith Stadium.
The Midshipmen were looking to go to 3-0 for the first time since 2006, but left Bowling Green 2-1, managing just 107 yards of rushing.
Western Kentucky's Hilltoppers (3-2) have now won two straight after a 1-2 start. Senior running back Antonio Andrews had 182 yards on 32 carries for WKU.
The Midshipmen took the ball 62 yards in 10 plays on its opening offensive possession, scoring on a one-yard QB dive by Keenan Reynolds to make it 7-0 at the eight-minute mark of the first quarter.
Western Kentucky got on the board thanks to Garrett Schwettman's 30-yard field goal, cutting the score to 7-3 with 10:33 left in the half.
The Hilltoppers had one final chance to score in the first half, going 10 plays in 2:48 down to the Navy 19, but Schwettman missed a 36-yard field goal wide left, leaving the score 7-3 at the break.
Western Kentucky took its first lead of the game with a 88-yard scoring drive that lasted 15 plays and 6:40 of game clock. Antonio Andrews capped it with a two-yard plunge over right tackle to make it 10-7 with 5:41 left in the third quarter.
Andrews scored from 11 yards out with 9:39 left in the game, taking a handoff out of the shotgun, cutting back to the left, getting hit at the 3 and backing in across the goal line to give Western Kentucky a 17-7 lead.
WKU senior linebacker Xavius Boyd sacked Navy quarterback John Hendrick in the end zone with 5:46 left to make it 19-7.
Western Kentucky resumes Sun Belt Conference play Thursday at Louisiana-Monroe while Navy hosts Air Force on Saturday.
NOTES: Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds left during the second quarter and was held out for the remainder of the game due to a possible concussion. ... Andrews moved into second on the program's all-time list for all-purpose yards in a career with 5,321. ... Navy began the day as the nation's No. 1 rushing offense at 398 yards per game.