BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Western Kentucky had no problems with Morgan State on Saturday night in a 58-17 victory at Houchens-Smith Stadium.
The Hiltoppers (2-2) built a 21-0 lead and never looked back. They scored five rushing touchdowns and brought back a blocked field goal attempt for a score in the first half.
Morgan State (0-4) got within 21-7 in the second quarter but no closer.
Antonio Andrews provided early fireworks for the Hilltoppers, taking a toss sweep to the left and going 65 yards on the first play from scrimmage.
Andrews made it 14-0 with 11:01 left in the first quarter with a 5-yard run, bouncing through the left side.
Western Kentucky went up 21-0 after Todd Porter found Willie McNeal for a 56-yard pass play down to the 3. Andrews scored on the next play.
Morgan State got on the board after a Porter interception that gave the FCS team life at their own 23. Four plays later, Seth Higgins scrambled and found tight end Nate Ingram on the left sideline for a 36-yard touchdown, making it 21-7 at the end of the first quarter.
Western Kentucky responded with an 11-yard TD run from Nelson Fishback. The sophomore quarterback broke free on a naked bootleg to his left, plowing through two defenders at the goal line to make it 28-7 with 12:59 left in the second quarter.
Andrews' fourth rushing touchdown of the half was a 10-yard jaunt through the left side, making it 35-7 with 11 minutes left.
Before the end of the half, Morgan State's Chris Moller lined up for a 41-yard field goal attempt, but Tyree Robinson came off the right edge and blocked it. Jonathan Dowling scooped up the ball and scored from 70 yards to make it 42-7.
Moller booted a 40-yard field goal with 5:34 left in the third quarter for a 42-10 lead. Andrews scored his fifth rushing TD -- a 14-yard run -- with 2:58 left in the third quarter.
Higgins connected with Antonio Jefferson on a 14-yard pass with 33 seconds left in the third quarter to make it 49-17. The WKU defense added a safety in the fourth quarter to push the score to 51-17 and Anthony Wales scored from 1 yard to make it 58-17.
The Hilltoppers racked up 588 yards of total offense. Higgins was 13 of 21 for 126 yards and two scores and also rushed for 56 yards.
Western Kentucky led 42-7 at halftime.
NOTES: Andrews tied a Western Kentucky record with four rushing scores -- all in the first half. ... Fishback's touchdown was the first of his career. ... The Hilltoppers have scored on every opening possession this season -- a touchdown against Kentucky, a field goal at Tennessee, a touchdown at South Alabama and a touchdown against Morgan State.